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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 10 — May. 20, 2013
  • pp: 12843–12848

Fabrication of nitrogen vacancy color centers by femtosecond pulse laser illumination

Yan Liu, Gengxu Chen, Min Song, Xueting Ci, Botao Wu, E Wu, and Heping Zeng  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 10, pp. 12843-12848 (2013)

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We report on a novel method to fabricate single, multiple and large-area high-density ensembles of nitrogen vacancy (NV) color centers in synthetic type Ib bulk diamond by femtosecond laser illumination. Electron beams generated in propagation of intense infrared laser pulses in air sputtered on a diamond sample under high temperature aroused by the laser illumination, creating NV color centers. Typical photoluminescence (PL) spectra of NV centers could be observed on the illuminated spots. Photon streams from individual photoluminescent points exhibited anti-bunching effect by the second-order correlation measurement, evidencing single and multiple photon-emitters around the laser illuminated spots.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2220) Materials : Defect-center materials
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(320.2250) Ultrafast optics : Femtosecond phenomena

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Original Manuscript: March 21, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 12, 2013
Published: May 17, 2013

Yan Liu, Gengxu Chen, Min Song, Xueting Ci, Botao Wu, E Wu, and Heping Zeng, "Fabrication of nitrogen vacancy color centers by femtosecond pulse laser illumination," Opt. Express 21, 12843-12848 (2013)

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