A highly efficient two level diamond based single photon source

Simpson, D, Lassen, E, Gibson, B, Trpkovski, S, Hossain, F, Hunginton, S, Greentree, A, Hollenberg, L and Prawer, S 2009, 'A highly efficient two level diamond based single photon source', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 94, no. 20, pp. 1-3.


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Title A highly efficient two level diamond based single photon source
Author(s) Simpson, D
Lassen, E
Gibson, B
Trpkovski, S
Hossain, F
Hunginton, S
Greentree, A
Hollenberg, L
Prawer, S
Year 2009
Journal name Applied Physics Letters
Volume number 94
Issue number 20
Start page 1
End page 3
Total pages 3
Publisher American Institute of Physics
Abstract An unexplored diamond defect center that is found to emit stable single photons at a measured rate of 1.6 MHz at room temperature is reported. The center, identified in chemical vapor deposition grown diamond crystals, exhibits a sharp zero phonon line at 734 nm with a full width at half maximum of ?4 nm. The photon statistics confirm that the center is a single emitter and provides direct evidence of a true two level single quantum system in diamond
Subject Quantum Optics
Ceramics
Condensed Matter Physics not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) Diamond crystals
Diamond defects
Photon statistics
Room temperature
Single emitter
Single photons
Single quantum
Single-photon source
Zero phonon lines
DOI - identifier 10.1063/1.3141450
Copyright notice © 2009 American Institute of Physics
ISSN 0003 6951
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