Fluorescence Polarization Switching from a Single Silicon Vacancy Colour Centre in Diamond

Yan Liu, Gengxu Chen, Youying Rong, Liam Paul McGuinness, Fedor Jelezko, Syuto Tamura, Takashi Tanii, Tokuyuki Teraji, Shinobu Onoda, Takeshi Ohshima, Junichi Isoya, Takahiro Shinada, E. Wu, Heping Zeng

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    Abstract

    Single-photon emitters with stable and uniform photoluminescence properties are important for quantum technology. However, in many cases, colour centres in diamond exhibit spectral diffusion and photoluminescence intensity fluctuation. It is therefore essential to investigate the dynamics of colour centres at the single defect level in order to enable the on-demand manipulation and improved applications in quantum technology. Here we report the polarization switching, intensity jumps and spectral shifting observed on a negatively charged single silicon-vacancy colour centre in diamond. The observed phenomena elucidate the single emitter dynamics induced by photoionization of nearby electron donors in the diamond.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number12244
    JournalScientific Reports
    Volume5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jul 23

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    Liu, Y., Chen, G., Rong, Y., McGuinness, L. P., Jelezko, F., Tamura, S., Tanii, T., Teraji, T., Onoda, S., Ohshima, T., Isoya, J., Shinada, T., Wu, E., & Zeng, H. (2015). Fluorescence Polarization Switching from a Single Silicon Vacancy Colour Centre in Diamond. Scientific Reports, 5, [12244]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep12244