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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 14 — Jul. 6, 2009
  • pp: 11287–11293

Nano-manipulation of diamond-based single photon sources

E. Ampem-Lassen, D. A. Simpson, B. C. Gibson, S. Trpkovski, F. M. Hossain, S. T. Huntington, K. Ganesan, L. C. L. Hollenberg, and S. Prawer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 14, pp. 11287-11293 (2009)

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The ability to manipulate nano-particles at the nano-scale is critical for the development of active quantum systems. This paper presents a technique to manipulate diamond nano-crystals at the nano-scale using a scanning electron microscope, nano-manipulator and custom tapered optical fibre probes. The manipulation of a ~300 nm diamond crystal, containing a single nitrogen-vacancy centre, onto the endface of an optical fibre is demonstrated. The emission properties of the single photon source post manipulation are in excellent agreement with those observed on the original substrate.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(160.2220) Materials : Defect-center materials
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.6080) Optical devices : Sources
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: May 29, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: June 12, 2009
Published: June 22, 2009

Eric Ampem-Lassen, D. A. Simpson, B. C. Gibson, S. Trpkovski, F. M. Hossain, S. T. Huntington, K. Ganesan, L. C. Hollenberg, and S. Prawer, "Nano-manipulation of diamond-based single photon sources," Opt. Express 17, 11287-11293 (2009)

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