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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1108–1110

Controlled coupling of a single-diamond nanocrystal to a photonic crystal cavity

Michael Barth, Nils Nüsse, Bernd Löchel, and Oliver Benson  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 7, pp. 1108-1110 (2009)

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We demonstrate the controlled coupling of a single diamond nanocrystal to a planar photonic crystal double-heterostructure cavity. A dip-pen deposition method and subsequent manipulation with an atomic force microscope was used to precisely position the nanocrystal on top of the cavity. The optical properties of this combined system are investigated with regard to changes in the quality factor and resonance wavelength of the cavity mode as a function of the size and relative position of the diamond nanocrystal. These studies represent an important step toward well-controlled cavity-QED experiments with single-defect centers in diamond.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2220) Materials : Defect-center materials
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(230.5298) Optical devices : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: January 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 24, 2009
Published: March 31, 2009

Michael Barth, Nils Nüsse, Bernd Löchel, and Oliver Benson, "Controlled coupling of a single-diamond nanocrystal to a photonic crystal cavity," Opt. Lett. 34, 1108-1110 (2009)

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