Pulsed Photoelectric Coherent Manipulation and Detection of N-V Center Spins in Diamond Academic Article uri icon


  • 2017 American Physical Society. We demonstrate hybrid photoelectric pulse protocols for reading the spin states of nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) centers in diamond, compatible with coherent spin control and performed on shallow nitrogen-implanted electronic grade diamond. The measurements are carried out on spin ensembles from 1000 to just five N-V centers as a first step towards the fabrication of scalable photoelectric quantum chips. Specific microwave protocols are developed that suppress background photocurrent related to ionization of NS0 defects and provide a high contrast and SNR. The technique is demonstrated on Rabi and Ramsey sequences.

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altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Gulka, M., Bourgeois, E., Hruby, J., Siyushev, P., Wachter, G., Aumayr, F., ... Nesladek, M.

citation count

  • 27

complete list of authors

  • Gulka, Michal||Bourgeois, Emilie||Hruby, Jaroslav||Siyushev, Petr||Wachter, Georg||Aumayr, Friedrich||Hemmer, Philip R||Gali, Adam||Jelezko, Fedor||Trupke, Michael||Nesladek, Milos

publication date

  • April 2017