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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 8 — Apr. 9, 2012
  • pp: 8891–8897

Coupling of silicon-vacancy centers to a single crystal diamond cavity

Jonathan C. Lee, Igor Aharonovich, Andrew P. Magyar, Fabian Rol, and Evelyn L. Hu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 8, pp. 8891-8897 (2012)

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Optical coupling of an ensemble of silicon-vacancy (SiV) centers to single-crystal diamond microdisk cavities is demonstrated. The cavities are fabricated from a single-crystal diamond membrane generated by ion implantation and electrochemical liftoff followed by homo-epitaxial overgrowth. Whispering gallery modes spectrally overlap with the zero-phonon line (ZPL) of the SiV centers and exhibit quality factors ∼ 2200. Lifetime reduction from 1.8 ns to 1.48 ns is observed from SiV centers in the cavity compared to those in the membrane outside the cavity. These results are pivotal in developing diamond integrated photonics networks.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(160.2220) Materials : Defect-center materials
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

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Original Manuscript: February 2, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 19, 2012
Published: April 2, 2012

Jonathan C. Lee, Igor Aharonovich, Andrew P. Magyar, Fabian Rol, and Evelyn L. Hu, "Coupling of silicon-vacancy centers to a single crystal diamond cavity," Opt. Express 20, 8891-8897 (2012)

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