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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Oct. 31, 2012

Measuring the number of (N-V) centers in single fluorescent nanodiamonds in the presence of quenching effects

Lun-Hsuan Chen, Tsong-Shin Lim, and Huan-Cheng Chang  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 9, pp. 2309-2313 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.29.002309


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Abstract

Quenching effects, including graphite-shell quenching and impurity quenching, on negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) centers in fluorescent nanodiamonds (FNDs) can reduce the fluorescence quantum yield and bring about multiexponential decay fluorescence to FNDs. This causes the number of (N-V) centers to be underestimated when using the photon correlation method, which presumes identical emitters. This study proposes a method that combines time-resolved spectroscopy and photon correlation spectroscopy to modify the number measurement with the photon correlation method. The average number of (N-V) centers in 35 nm FNDs was corrected from 7.6 with the unmodified method to 11.96 with the modified method.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(270.5290) Quantum optics : Photon statistics
(300.2530) Spectroscopy : Fluorescence, laser-induced
(300.6500) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, time-resolved

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Materials

History
Original Manuscript: April 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2012
Published: August 3, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 11 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Lun-Hsuan Chen, Tsong-Shin Lim, and Huan-Cheng Chang, "Measuring the number of (N-V) centers in single fluorescent nanodiamonds in the presence of quenching effects," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2309-2313 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-29-9-2309

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