Excited-state spectroscopy of single NV defects in diamond using optically detected magnetic resonance

P. Neumann, R. Kolesov, V. Jacques*, J. Beck, J. Tisler, A. Batalov, L. Rogers, N. B. Manson, G. Balasubramanian, F. Jelezko, J. Wrachtrup

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Abstract

Using pulsed optically detected magnetic resonance techniques, we directly probe electron-spin resonance transitions in the excited-state of single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond. Unambiguous assignment of excited state fine structure is made, based on changes of NV defect photoluminescence lifetime. This study provides significant insight into the structure of the emitting 3E excited state, which is invaluable for the development of diamond-based quantum information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013017
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2009
Externally publishedYes

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