Spectral broadening and ultrafast dynamics of a nitrogen-vacancy center ensemble in diamond

  title={Spectral broadening and ultrafast dynamics of a nitrogen-vacancy center ensemble in diamond},
  author={Albert Liu and Steven T. Cundiff and Diogo Burigo Almeida and Ronald Ulbricht},
  journal={arXiv: Quantum Physics},
Many applications of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond crucially rely on a spectrally narrow and stable optical zero-phonon line transition. Though many impressive proof-of-principle experiments have been demonstrated, much work remains in engineering NV centers with spectral properties that are sufficiently robust for practical implementation. To elucidate the mechanisms underlying their interactions with the environment, we apply multi-dimensional coherent spectroscopy to an NV center… 

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