Observation of the magneto-optic Voigt effect in a paramagnetic diamond membrane

Haitham A. R. El-Ella*, Kristian H. Rasmussen, Alexander Huck, Ulrik L. Andersen, Ilya P. Radko

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The magneto-optic Voigt effect is observed in a synthetic diamond membrane with a substitutional nitrogen defect concentration in the order of 200 ppm and a nitrogen-vacancy defect subensemble generated through neutron irradiation and annealing. The measured polarization rotation in the reflected light is observed to be quadratically proportional to the applied magnetic field and to the incident reflection angle. Additionally, it is observed to be modifiable by illuminating the diamond with a 532 nm laser. Spectral analysis of the reflected light under 532 nm illumination shows a slow narrowing of the spectral distribution, indicating a small increase in the overall magnetization, as opposed to magnetization degradation caused by heating. Further analysis of the optical power dependence suggest this may be related to a shift in the spin ensembles charge state equilibrium and, by extension, the resulting ensemble magnetization.
Original languageEnglish
Article number134402
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


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