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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 8 — Apr. 11, 2011
  • pp: 7914–7920

Single defect centers in diamond nanocrystals as quantum probes for plasmonic nanostructures

Andreas W. Schell, Günter Kewes, Tobias Hanke, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Rudolf Bratschitsch, Oliver Benson, and Thomas Aichele  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 8, pp. 7914-7920 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.007914


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Abstract

We present two applications of a single nitrogen vacancy center in a nanodiamond as quantum probe for plasmonic nanostructures. Coupling to the nanostructures is achieved in a highly controlled manner by picking up a pre-characterized nanocrystal with an atomic force microscope and placing it at the desired position. Local launching of single excitations into a nanowire with a spatial control of few nanometers is demonstrated. Further, a two dimensional map of the electromagnetic environment of a plasmonic bowtie antenna was derived, resembling an ultimate limit of fluorescence lifetime nanoscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(180.4243) Microscopy : Near-field microscopy

ToC Category:
Microscopy

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2011
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: February 26, 2011
Published: April 8, 2011

Citation
Andreas W. Schell, Günter Kewes, Tobias Hanke, Alfred Leitenstorfer, Rudolf Bratschitsch, Oliver Benson, and Thomas Aichele, "Single defect centers in diamond nanocrystals as quantum probes for plasmonic nanostructures," Opt. Express 19, 7914-7920 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-8-7914


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