Measurement of the ultrafast spectral diffusion of the optical transition of nitrogen vacancy centers in nano-size diamond using correlation interferometry.

@article{Wolters2013MeasurementOT,
  title={Measurement of the ultrafast spectral diffusion of the optical transition of nitrogen vacancy centers in nano-size diamond using correlation interferometry.},
  author={Janik Wolters and Nikola Sadzak and Andreas W. Schell and Tim Schroeder and Oliver Benson},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 2},
  pages={027401}
}
Spectral diffusion is the phenomenon of random jumps in the emission wavelength of narrow lines. This phenomenon is a major hurdle for applications of solid state quantum emitters like quantum dots, molecules, or diamond defect centers in an integrated quantum optical technology. Here, we provide further insight into the underlying processes of spectral diffusion of the zero-phonon line of single nitrogen vacancy centers in nano-size diamond by using a novel method based on photon correlation… CONTINUE READING