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Engineering and Manipulating Single Spins in Diamond

Author:
Heremans, Joseph Paul IV
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Electrical & Computer Engineering
Degree Supervisor:
David D. Awschalom
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2013
Issued Date:
2013
Topics:
Physics, Quantum, Physics, Condensed Matter, and Engineering, Electronics and Electrical
Keywords:
F J Heremans
All-optical control
Delta-dope
Diamond
Single Spin
Nitrogen-Vacancy Center
Genres:
Dissertations, Academic and Online resources
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2013
Description:

The nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond is a promising solid- state qubit for emerging quantum technologies, due to its long spin coherence time and fast manipulation rates, together with a level structure that allows for straightforward optical initialization and read- out of the electronic spin state . In high-quality single-crystal diamond at temperatures below 25 K, sharp zero-phonon-line (ZPL) optical transitions facilitate the coherent coupling between NV-center spins and photons. In this dissertation, I describe several experiments which explore the local spin environment around the NV centers along with a technique of electrically controlling their spin fine structure. We also take a bottom-up approach, by growing diamonds specifically engineered with shallow NV centers with long spin coherence times. The latter part of the dissertation explores two ways of manipulating the NV centers using all-optical control techniques, eliminating the need for traditional electron spin resonance devices and increasing the scalability and integration of NV centers into photonic networks.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (324 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3bp00wf
ISBN:
9781303538834
Catalog System Number:
990040924560203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Joseph Heremans
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