Implantation of labelled single nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond using 15N

J. R. Rabeau*, P. Reichart, G. Tamanyan, D. N. Jamieson, S. Prawer, F. Jelezko, T. Gaebel, I. Popa, M. Domhan, J. Wrachtrup

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Nitrogen-vacancy (NV-) color centers in diamond were created by implantation of 7 keV N 15 (I=12) ions into type IIa diamond. Optically detected magnetic resonance was employed to measure the hyperfine coupling of single NV- centers. The hyperfine spectrum from NV-15 arising from implanted N15 can be distinguished from NV-14 centers created by native N 14 (I=1) sites. Analysis indicates 1 in 40 implanted N15 atoms give rise to an optically observable NV-15 center. This report ultimately demonstrates a mechanism by which the yield of NV- center formation by nitrogen implantation can be measured.

Original languageEnglish
Article number023113
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes


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