Addressing a single spin in diamond with a macroscopic dielectric microwave cavity

J. M. Le Floch*, C. Bradac, N. Nand, S. Castelletto, M. E. Tobar, T. Volz

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We present a technique for addressing single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center spins in diamond over macroscopic distances using a tunable dielectric microwave cavity. We demonstrate optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) for a single negatively charged NV center (NV-) in a nanodiamond (ND) located directly under the macroscopic microwave cavity. By moving the cavity relative to the ND, we record the ODMR signal as a function of position, mapping out the distribution of the cavity magnetic field along one axis. In addition, we argue that our system could be used to determine the orientation of the NV-major axis in a straightforward manner.

Original languageEnglish
Article number133101
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 29 Sept 2014

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