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

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

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)361-363
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 15 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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