Raman excited spin coherences in N-V diamond

P. R. Hemmer, A. V. Turukhin, J. A. Musser, M. S. Shahriar

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Raman excited spin coherences were experimentally observed in nitrogen-vacancy (N-V) diamond color centers via nondegenerate four-wave mixing (NDFWM) and electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). The maximal EIT-induced absorption suppression was found to be 17%, which corresponds to 70% of what is possible given the four possible geometric orientations of the N-V center in diamond. The properties of these coherences are discussed in the context of potential applications to solid-state quantum computing and high-temperature spectral hole burning memories.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-363
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001


  • Diamond
  • Electromagnetically-induced transparency
  • Four-wave mixing
  • Quantum computing
  • Spectral hole burning memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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