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The combination of long spin coherence time and nanoscale size has made nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in nanodiamonds the subject of much interest for quantum information and sensing applications. However, currently available high-pressure high-temperature (HPHT) nanodiamonds have a high concentration of paramagnetic impurities that limit their spin… (More)
Recent advances in fluorescence microscopy have enabled spatial resolution below the diffraction limit by localizing multiple temporally or spectrally distinguishable fluorophores. Here, we introduce a super-resolution technique that deterministically controls the brightness of uniquely addressable, photostable emitters. We modulate the fluorescence… (More)
We investigate the aerobic oxidation of high-pressure, high-temperature nanodiamonds (5-50 nm dimensions) using a combination of carbon and oxygen K-edge X-ray absorption, wavelength-dependent X-ray photoelectron, and vibrational spectroscopies. Oxidation at 575 °C for 2 h eliminates graphitic carbon contamination (>98%) and produces nanocrystals with… (More)
A central aim of quantum information processing is the efficient entanglement of multiple stationary quantum memories via photons. Among solid-state systems, the nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond has emerged as an excellent optically addressable memory with second-scale electron spin coherence times. Recently, quantum entanglement and teleportation have… (More)
A central challenge in developing magnetically coupled quantum registers in diamond is the fabrication of nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers with localization below ∼20 nm to enable fast dipolar interaction compared to the NV decoherence rate. Here, we demonstrate the targeted, high throughput formation of NV centers using masks with a thickness of 270 nm and… (More)
We demonstrate Purcell enhancement of single NV centers in L3 photonic crystal cavities made from high-purity single-crystal diamond. Furthermore, NV centers were created using an implantation mask in the cavity high field region.
We demonstrate experimentally that by engineering the structural asymmetry of the primary unit cell of a symmetrically nanopatterned metallic film the optical transmission becomes strongly dependent on the polarization of the incident wave. By considering a specific plasmonic structure consisting of square arrays of nanoscale asymmetric cruciform apertures… (More)
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Imaging micro-Raman spectroscopy is used to investigate the materials physics of radiation damage in congruent LiNbO 3 as a result of high-energy (~MeV) He + irradiation. This study uses a scanning confocal microscope for high-resolution three-dimensional micro-Raman imaging along with reflection optical microscopy (OM), and scanning electron microscopy… (More)