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Toward efficient fiber-based quantum interface (Conference Presentation)
Author(s): Vladimir Soshenko; Vadim V. Vorobyov; Stepan Bolshedvorsky; Nikolay Lebedev; Alexey V. Akimov; Vadim Sorokin; Andrey Smolyaninov

Paper Abstract

NV center in diamond is attracting a lot of attention in quantum information processing community [1]. Been spin system in clean and well-controlled environment of diamond it shows outstanding performance as quantum memory even at room temperature, spin control with single shot optical readout and possibility to build up quantum registers even on single NV center. Moreover, NV centers could be used as high-resolution sensitive elements of detectors of magnetic or electric field, temperature, tension, force or rotation. For all of these applications collection of the light emitted by NV center is crucial point. There were number of approaches suggested to address this issue, proposing use of surface plasmoms [2], manufacturing structures in diamond [3] etc. One of the key feature of any practically important interface is compatibility with the fiber technology. Several groups attacking this problem using various approaches. One of them is placing of nanodiamonds in the holes of photonic crystal fiber [4], another is utilization of AFM to pick and place nanodiamond on the tapered fiber[5]. We have developed a novel technique of placing a nanodiamond with single NV center on the tapered fiber by controlled transfer of a nanodiamond from one “donor” tapered fiber to the “target” clean tapered fiber. We verify our ability to transfer only single color centers by means of measurement of second order correlation function. With this technique, we were able to double collection efficiency of confocal microscope. The majority of the factors limiting the collection of photons via optical fiber are technical and may be removed allowing order of magnitude improved in collection. We also discuss number of extensions of this technique to all fiber excitation and integration with nanostructures. References: [1] Marcus W. Doherty, Neil B. Manson, Paul Delaney, Fedor Jelezko, Jörg Wrachtrup, Lloyd C.L. Hollenberg , " The nitrogen-vacancy colour centre in diamond," Physics Reports, vol. 528, no. 1, p. 1–45, 2013. [2] A.V. Akimov, A. Mukherjee, C.L. Yu, D.E. Chang, A.S. Zibrov, P.R. Hemmer, H. Park and M.D. Lukin, "Generation of single optical plasmons in metallic nanowires coupled to quantum dots," Nature, vol. 450, p. 402–406, 2007. [3] Michael J. Burek , Yiwen Chu, Madelaine S.Z. Liddy, Parth Patel, Jake Rochman , Srujan Meesala, Wooyoung Hong, Qimin Quan, Mikhail D. Lukin and Marko Loncar High quality-factor optical nanocavities in bulk single-crystal diamond, Nature communications 6718 (2014) [4] Tim Schroder, Andreas W. Schell, Gunter Kewes, Thomas Aichele, and Oliver Benson Fiber-Integrated Diamond-Based Single Photon Source, Nano Lett. 2011, 11, 198-202 [5]Lars Liebermeister, et. al. “Tapered fiber coupling of single photons emitted by a deterministically positioned single nitrogen vacancy center”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 031101 (2014)

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2016
PDF: 1 pages
Proc. SPIE 9900, Quantum Optics, 99000Q (8 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2228692
Show Author Affiliations
Vladimir Soshenko, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
Photonic Nano-Meta Technologies (Russian Federation)
Vadim V. Vorobyov, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
Stepan Bolshedvorsky, PN Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
Nikolay Lebedev, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)
PN Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Alexey V. Akimov, Texas A&M Univ. (United States)
PN Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
Vadim Sorokin, P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)
Russian Quantum Ctr. (Russian Federation)
Andrey Smolyaninov, Photonic Nano-Meta Technologies (Russian Federation)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9900:
Quantum Optics
Jürgen Stuhler; Andrew J. Shields, Editor(s)

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