Infrared emission of the NV centre in diamond: Zeeman and uniaxial stress studies

L. J. Rogers, S. Armstrong, M. J. Sellars, N. B. Manson

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Abstract

An emission band in the infrared (IR) is shown to be associated with a transition within the negative nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond. The band has a zero-phonon line at 1046 nm, and uniaxial stress and magnetic field measurements indicate that the emission is associated with a transition between 1E and 1A 1 singlet levels. Inter-system crossing to these singlets causes the spin polarization that makes the NV - centre attractive for quantum information processing, and the IR emission band provides a new avenue for using the centre in such applications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103024
Pages (from-to)1-15
Number of pages15
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

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