Controlling the Coupling of a Single Nitrogen Vacancy Center to a Silver Nanowire

Alexander Huck, Shailesh Kumar, Abdul Shakoor, Ulrik Lund Andersen

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Abstract

Dipole emitters are expected to efficiently couple to the plasmonic mode propagating along a cylindrically shaped metallic nano-structure. Such a strongly coupled system could serve as a fundamental building block for a single photon source on demand and a device enabling strong non-linear interaction at the level of a few photons. In our contribution we demonstrate the controlled coupling of a single nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in a diamond nano crystal to a nanowire made of silver. This is in contrast to previous realizations, where the nanowire dipole system was assembled randomly. Ultimate control over the relative nanowire diamond nano-crystal position is achieved by using an atomic force microscope (AFM) in contact mode operation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference
Publication date2011
ISBN (Print)978-1-4577-0533-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/EQEC - Munich, Germany
Duration: 22 May 201126 May 2011
http://2011.cleoeurope.org/

Conference

Conference2011 Conference on Lasers & Electro-Optics Europe & 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference CLEO EUROPE/EQEC
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period22/05/201126/05/2011
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Keywords

  • Diamond-like carbon
  • Photonics
  • Surface topography
  • Plasmons
  • Optical surface waves
  • Silver

Cite this

Huck, A., Kumar, S., Shakoor, A., & Andersen, U. L. (2011). Controlling the Coupling of a Single Nitrogen Vacancy Center to a Silver Nanowire. In Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe (CLEO EUROPE/EQEC), 2011 Conference on and 12th European Quantum Electronics Conference https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE.2011.5943589