Laser spectroscopy of NV- and NV0 colour centres in synthetic diamond

@inproceedings{Fraczek2017LaserSO,
  title={Laser spectroscopy of NV- and NV0 colour centres in synthetic diamond},
  author={Elisabeth Fraczek and Vasili G. Savitski and Matthew W Dale and Ben G. Breeze and P. L. Diggle and Matthew A Markham and Andrew B. Bennett and Harpreet Kaur Dhillon and Mark E. Newton and Alan J. Kemp},
  year={2017}
}
In this paper, we analyse the prospects for using nitrogen-vacancy centre (NV) containing diamond as a laser gain material by measuring its key laser related parameters. Synthetic chemical vapour deposition grown diamond samples with an NV concentration of ~1 ppm have been selected because of their relatively high NV concentration and low background absorption in comparison to other samples available to us. For the samples measured, the luminescence lifetimes of the NV- and NV0 centres were… CONTINUE READING