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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 6 — Mar. 14, 2011
  • pp: 5268–5276

Plasmonic resonators for enhanced diamond NV- center single photon sources

Irfan Bulu, Thomas Babinec, Birgit Hausmann, Jennifer T. Choy, and Marko Loncar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 6, pp. 5268-5276 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.005268


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Abstract

We propose a novel source of non-classical light consisting of plasmonic aperture with single-crystal diamond containing a single Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) color center. Theoretical calculations of optimal structures show that these devices can simultaneously enhance optical pumping by a factor of 7, spontaneous emission rates by Fp ~50 (Purcell factor), and offer collection efficiencies up to 40%. These excitation and collection enhancements occur over a broad range of wavelengths (~30nm), and are independently tunable with device geometry, across the excitation (~530nm) and emission (~600-800nm) spectrum of the NV center. Implementing this system with top-down techniques in bulk diamond crystals will provide a scalable architecture for a myriad of diamond NV center applications.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

ToC Category:
Quantum Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2011
Published: March 7, 2011

Citation
Irfan Bulu, Thomas Babinec, Birgit Hausmann, Jennifer T. Choy, and Marko Loncar, "Plasmonic resonators for enhanced diamond NV- center single photon sources," Opt. Express 19, 5268-5276 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-6-5268


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