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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2001
  • pp: 361–363

Raman-excited spin coherences in nitrogen-vacancy color centers in diamond

P. R. Hemmer, A. V. Turukhin, M. S. Shahriar, and J. A. Musser  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 6, pp. 361-363 (2001)

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Raman-excited spin coherences were experimentally observed in nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) diamond color centers by means of nondegenerate four-wave mixing and electromagnetically induced transparency. The maximal absorption suppression was found to be 17%, which corresponds to 70% of what is possible given the random geometric orientation of the N-V center in diamond. In the context of quantum computing in solids, this level of transparency represents efficient preparation of quantum bits, as well as the ability to perform arbitrary single-quantum-bit rotations.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.6250) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, condensed matter

P. R. Hemmer, A. V. Turukhin, M. S. Shahriar, and J. A. Musser, "Raman-excited spin coherences in nitrogen-vacancy color centers in diamond," Opt. Lett. 26, 361-363 (2001)

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