Excited-state spectroscopy of single NV defects in diamond using optically detected magnetic resonance

@inproceedings{Neumann2009ExcitedstateSO,
  title={Excited-state spectroscopy of single NV defects in diamond using optically detected magnetic resonance},
  author={Philipp Neumann and Roman Kolesov and V. Jacques and Joshua T. Beck and Julia Tisler and A Batalov and Leon Rogers and Neil B. Manson and Ganesh Balasubramanian and Fedor Jelezko and Jorg Wrachtrup},
  year={2009}
}
Using pulsed optically detected magnetic resonance techniques, we directly probe electron-spin resonance transitions in the excited-state of single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond. Unambiguous assignment of excited state fine structure is made, based on changes of NV defect photoluminescence lifetime. This study provides significant insight into the structure of the emitting 3E excited state, which is invaluable for the development of diamond-based quantum information processing… CONTINUE READING