Indistinguishable photons from separated silicon-vacancy centers in diamond

A. Sipahigil, K. D. Jahnke, L. J. Rogers, T. Teraji, J. Isoya, A. S. Zibrov, F. Jelezko, M. D. Lukin

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Abstract

We demonstrate that silicon-vacancy (SiV) centers in diamond can be used to efficiently generate coherent optical photons with excellent spectral properties. We show that these features are due to the inversion symmetry associated with SiV centers. The generation of indistinguishable single photons from separated emitters at 5 K is demonstrated in a Hong-Ou-Mandel interference experiment. Prospects for realizing efficient quantum network nodes using SiV centers are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number113602
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume113
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Sep 2014
Externally publishedYes

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