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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 14 — Jul. 2, 2012
  • pp: 15628–15635

Suppression of fluorescence phonon sideband from nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond nanocrystals by substrate effect

Hong-Quan Zhao, Masazumi Fujiwara, and Shigeki Takeuchi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 14, pp. 15628-15635 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.015628


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Abstract

Substrates effect is observed on the suppression of the phonon sideband from nitrogen vacancy (NV) centers in 50nm diamond nanocrystals at cryogenic temperatures. As a quantitative parameter of the population of phonon sidebands, the Debye–Waller factor is estimated from fluorescence spectra on glass, silicon, and silica-on-silicon substrates. Fluorescence spectra of negatively charged NV centers in nanodiamonds on silica-on-silicon substrates have average and maximum Debye–Waller factors of 12.7% (which is about six times greater than that of samples on glass substrates) and 19.3%, respectively. This effect is expected to be very important for future applications of NV centers in quantum information science and nanosensing.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2220) Materials : Defect-center materials
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced

ToC Category:
Materials

History
Original Manuscript: March 29, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 24, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2012
Published: June 26, 2012

Citation
Hong-Quan Zhao, Masazumi Fujiwara, and Shigeki Takeuchi, "Suppression of fluorescence phonon sideband from nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond nanocrystals by substrate effect," Opt. Express 20, 15628-15635 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-14-15628


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