Nanodiamonds carrying silicon-vacancy quantum emitters with almost lifetime-limited linewidths

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Colour centres in nanodiamonds are an important resource for applications in quantum sensing, biological imaging, and quantum optics. Here we report unprecedented narrow optical transitions for individual colour centres in nanodiamonds smaller than 200 nm. This demonstration has been achieved using the negatively charged silicon vacancy centre, which has recently received considerable attention due to its superb optical properties in bulk diamond. We have measured an ensemble of silicon-vacancy centres across numerous nanodiamonds to have an inhomogeneous distribution of 1.05 nmat 5 K. Individual spectral lines as narrower than 360 MHz were measured in photoluminescence excitation, and correcting for apparent spectral diffusion yielded an homogeneous linewidth of about 200 MHz which is close to the lifetime limit. These results indicate the high crystalline quality achieved in these nanodiamond samples, and advance the applicability of nanodiamond-hosted colour centres for quantum optics applications.
Original languageEnglish
Article number073036
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume18
Issue number7
Number of pages7
ISSN1367-2630
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Publication statusPublished - 2016
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  • Nanodiamaond, Colour centre, Silicon vacancy, Narrow band, Quantum emitter, Lifetime limit, Fluorescence

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