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Optically Addressing Single Rare-Earth Ions in a Nanophotonic Cavity

Zhong, Tian and Kindem, Jonathan M. and Bartholomew, John G. and Rochman, Jake and Craiciu, Ioana and Verma, Varun and Nam, Sae Woo and Marsili, Francesco and Shawkey, Matthew D. and Beyer, Andrew D. and Faraon, Andrei (2018) Optically Addressing Single Rare-Earth Ions in a Nanophotonic Cavity. Physical Review Letters, 121 (18). Art. No. 183603. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.121.183603.

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We demonstrate optical probing of spectrally resolved single Nd^(3+) rare-earth ions in yttrium orthovanadate. The ions are coupled to a photonic crystal resonator and show strong enhancement of the optical emission rate via the Purcell effect, resulting in near radiatively limited single photon emission. The measured high coupling cooperativity between a single photon and the ion allows for the observation of coherent optical Rabi oscillations. This could enable optically controlled spin qubits, quantum logic gates, and spin-photon interfaces for future quantum networks.

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Zhong, Tian0000-0003-3884-7453
Kindem, Jonathan M.0000-0002-7737-9368
Bartholomew, John G.0000-0003-0780-2471
Craiciu, Ioana0000-0002-8670-0715
Shawkey, Matthew D.0000-0002-5131-8209
Faraon, Andrei0000-0002-8141-391X
Additional Information:© 2018 American Physical Society. Received 20 March 2018; published 31 October 2018. This work was funded by a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) Grant (No. 1454607), the AFOSR Quantum Transduction Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (FA9550-15-1-002), and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Quiness program (W31P4Q-15-1-0012). Equipment funding was also provided by the Institute of Quantum Information and Matter, an NSF Physics Frontiers Center with support from the Moore Foundation. The device nanofabrication was performed in the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at the California Institute of Technology. Part of the research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. The authors would like to acknowledge Neil Sinclair, Ruffin Evans, Alp Sipahigil, Charles W. Thiel, and Jeffrey Thompson for useful discussions.
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Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR)FA9550-15-1-002
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)W31P4Q-15-1-0012
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Gordon and Betty Moore FoundationUNSPECIFIED
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