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Dynamic Stabilization of the Optical Resonances of Single Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond

Acosta, V. M. and Santori, C. and Faraon, A. and Huang, Z. and Fu, K.-M. C. and Stacey, A. and Simpson, D. A. and Ganesan, K. and Tomljenovic-Hanic, S. and Greentree, A. D. and Prawer, S. and Beausoleil, R. G. (2012) Dynamic Stabilization of the Optical Resonances of Single Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond. Physical Review Letters, 108 (20). Art. No. 206401. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.206401.

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We report electrical tuning by the Stark effect of the excited-state structure of single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers located ≲ 100  nm from the diamond surface. The zero-phonon line (ZPL) emission frequency is controllably varied over a range of 300 GHz. Using high-resolution emission spectroscopy, we observe electrical tuning of the strengths of both cycling and spin-altering transitions. Under resonant excitation, we apply dynamic feedback to stabilize the ZPL frequency. The transition is locked over several minutes and drifts of the peak position on timescales ≳ 100  ms are reduced to a fraction of the single-scan linewidth, with standard deviation as low as 16 MHz (obtained for an NV in bulk, ultrapure diamond). These techniques should improve the entanglement success probability in quantum communications protocols.

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Additional Information:Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 22 December 2011; published 14 May 2012. We acknowledge support by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Award No. HR0011-09-1-0006), the Regents of the University of California, and the Australian Research Council (ARC) (Project No. LP100100524, DP1096288, andNo.DP0880466). We thank T. Karle, B. Gibson, T. Ishikawa, B. Buckley, and A. Falk for valuable discussions.
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Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)HR0011-09-1-0006
Regents of the University of CaliforniaUNSPECIFIED
Australian Research CouncilLP100100524
Australian Research CouncilDP1096288
Australian Research CouncilDP0880466
Issue or Number:20
Classification Code:PACS: 71.55.Cn, 71.70.Ej, 78.55.-m,
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
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