Raman-excited spin coherences in nitrogen-vacancy color centers in diamond. Academic Article uri icon


  • Raman-excited spin coherences were experimentally observed in nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) diamond color centers by means of nondegenerate four-wave mixing and electromagnetically induced transparency. The maximal absorption suppression was found to be 17%, which corresponds to 70% of what is possible given the random geometric orientation of the N-V center in diamond. In the context of quantum computing in solids, this level of transparency represents efficient preparation of quantum bits, as well as the ability to perform arbitrary single-quantum-bit rotations.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hemmer, P. R., Turukhin, A. V., Shahriar, M. S., & Musser, J. A.

citation count

  • 86

publication date

  • March 2001