Enhanced single-photon emission from a diamond–silver aperture

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/598189
Title:
Enhanced single-photon emission from a diamond–silver aperture
Authors:
Choy, Jennifer T.; Hausmann, Birgit J. M.; Babinec, Thomas M.; Bulu, Irfan; Khan, Mughees; Maletinsky, Patrick; Yacoby, Amir; Lončar, Marko
Abstract:
Solid-state quantum emitters, such as the nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond, are robust systems for practical realizations of various quantum information processing protocols2-5 and nanoscale magnetometry schemes6,7 at room temperature. Such applications benefit from the high emission efficiency and flux of single photons, which can be achieved by engineering the electromagnetic environment of the emitter. One attractive approach is based on plasmonic resonators8-13, in which sub-wavelength confinement of optical fields can strongly modify the spontaneous emission of a suitably embedded dipole despite having only modest quality factors. Meanwhile, the scalability of solid-state quantum systems critically depends on the ability to control such emitterg-cavity interaction in a number of devices arranged in parallel. Here, we demonstrate a method to enhance the radiative emission rate of single nitrogen-vacancy centres in ordered arrays of plasmonic apertures that promises greater scalability over the previously demonstrated bottom-up approaches for the realization of on-chip quantum networks. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.
Citation:
Choy JT, Hausmann BJM, Babinec TM, Bulu I, Khan M, et al. (2011) Enhanced single-photon emission from a diamond–silver aperture. Nature Photon 5: 738–743. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2011.249.
Publisher:
Springer Nature
Journal:
Nature Photonics
KAUST Grant Number:
FIC/2010/02
Issue Date:
9-Oct-2011
DOI:
10.1038/nphoton.2011.249
Type:
Article
ISSN:
1749-4885; 1749-4893
Sponsors:
The authors thank D. Twitchen and M. Markham from Element Six for providing diamond samples, and C.L. Yu, P. Hemmer and O. Bakr for helpful discussions. The authors also thank K.P. Chen and V. Shalaev for their helpful suggestions. T.M.B. acknowledges support from the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research fellowships, and J.T.C. acknowledges support from the NSF Graduate Research fellowship. Devices were fabricated in the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Harvard. This work was supported in part by Harvard University's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), a NSF Nanotechnology and Interdisciplinary Research Team grant (ECCS-0708905), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Quantum Entanglement Science and Technology program), and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Faculty Initiated Collaboration Award (FIC/2010/02).
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dc.contributor.authorChoy, Jennifer T.en
dc.contributor.authorHausmann, Birgit J. M.en
dc.contributor.authorBabinec, Thomas M.en
dc.contributor.authorBulu, Irfanen
dc.contributor.authorKhan, Mugheesen
dc.contributor.authorMaletinsky, Patricken
dc.contributor.authorYacoby, Amiren
dc.contributor.authorLončar, Markoen
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-25T13:14:22Zen
dc.date.available2016-02-25T13:14:22Zen
dc.date.issued2011-10-09en
dc.identifier.citationChoy JT, Hausmann BJM, Babinec TM, Bulu I, Khan M, et al. (2011) Enhanced single-photon emission from a diamond–silver aperture. Nature Photon 5: 738–743. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2011.249.en
dc.identifier.issn1749-4885en
dc.identifier.issn1749-4893en
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nphoton.2011.249en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/598189en
dc.description.abstractSolid-state quantum emitters, such as the nitrogen-vacancy centre in diamond, are robust systems for practical realizations of various quantum information processing protocols2-5 and nanoscale magnetometry schemes6,7 at room temperature. Such applications benefit from the high emission efficiency and flux of single photons, which can be achieved by engineering the electromagnetic environment of the emitter. One attractive approach is based on plasmonic resonators8-13, in which sub-wavelength confinement of optical fields can strongly modify the spontaneous emission of a suitably embedded dipole despite having only modest quality factors. Meanwhile, the scalability of solid-state quantum systems critically depends on the ability to control such emitterg-cavity interaction in a number of devices arranged in parallel. Here, we demonstrate a method to enhance the radiative emission rate of single nitrogen-vacancy centres in ordered arrays of plasmonic apertures that promises greater scalability over the previously demonstrated bottom-up approaches for the realization of on-chip quantum networks. © 2011 Macmillan Publishers Limited. All rights reserved.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors thank D. Twitchen and M. Markham from Element Six for providing diamond samples, and C.L. Yu, P. Hemmer and O. Bakr for helpful discussions. The authors also thank K.P. Chen and V. Shalaev for their helpful suggestions. T.M.B. acknowledges support from the National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate (NDSEG) and National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research fellowships, and J.T.C. acknowledges support from the NSF Graduate Research fellowship. Devices were fabricated in the Center for Nanoscale Systems (CNS) at Harvard. This work was supported in part by Harvard University's Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center (NSEC), a NSF Nanotechnology and Interdisciplinary Research Team grant (ECCS-0708905), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Quantum Entanglement Science and Technology program), and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology Faculty Initiated Collaboration Award (FIC/2010/02).en
dc.publisherSpringer Natureen
dc.titleEnhanced single-photon emission from a diamond–silver apertureen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNature Photonicsen
dc.contributor.institutionHarvard University, Cambridge, United Statesen
kaust.grant.numberFIC/2010/02en
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