Diamond photonics platform based on silicon vacancy centers in a single-crystal diamond membrane and a fiber cavity

Stefan Häußler, Julia Benedikter, Kerem Bray, Blake Regan, Andreas Dietrich, Jason Twamley, Igor Aharonovich, David Hunger, Alexander Kubanek

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We realize a potential platform for an efficient spin-photon interface, namely negatively-charged silicon-vacancy centers in a diamond membrane coupled to the mode of a fully-tunable, fiber-based, optical resonator. We demonstrate that introducing the thin (∼200nm), single crystal diamond membrane into the mode of the resonator does not change the cavity properties, which is one of the crucial points for an efficient spin-photon interface. In particular, we observe constantly high Finesse values of up to 3000 and a linear dispersion in the presence of the membrane. We observe cavity-coupled fluorescence from an ensemble of SiV- centers with an enhancement factor of ∼1.9. Furthermore from our investigations we extract the ensemble absorption and extrapolate an absorption cross section of (2.9±2)×10¯¹²cm² for a single SiV- center, much higher than previously reported.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165310
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019


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Copyright 2019 American Physical Society. Firstly published in Physical Review B, 99(16), 165310, 2019. The original publication is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.99.165310. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

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