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Nitrogen vacancy centres in diamond for laser threshold magnetometry
Author(s): Zahraa Al-Baiaty; Felix Hahl; Sarath R. Nair; Lachlan Rogers; Brant C. Gibson; Richard P. Mildren; Thomas Volz; Jan Jeske; Andrew D. Greentree
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Paper Abstract

High precision magnetometry is important for a range of applications from the monitoring of biologically generated magnetic fields (e.g. magnetoencephalography and magnetocardiography), to navigation in GPS denied environments, to the detection of gravitational waves. Diamond containing the negatively-charged nitrogen vacancy colour centre (NV-) has emerged as a powerful room-temperature sensing solution. Here we explore NV- centres as a laser medium for a new form of magnetometry: laser threshold magnetometry (LTM). LTM works by placing NV- inside an optical cavity and uses the coherent laser output as a potentially more sensitive readout channel than is possible using conventional (incoherent) optically detected magnetic resonance. Here we show progress towards LTM with diamond. We show twolaser excitation and stimulated emission in free space, and report progress towards diamond-cavity experiments. Our studies highlight the need for different NV- optimisation for laser applications, rather than those conventionally used for quantum information applications

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 2019
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 11202, Biophotonics Australasia 2019, 112020S (30 December 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2539583
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Zahraa Al-Baiaty, RMIT Univ. (Austria)
Felix Hahl, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (Germany)
Sarath R. Nair, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Lachlan Rogers, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Brant C. Gibson, Australian Research Council Ctr. of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (Australia)
RMIT Univ. (Australia)
Richard P. Mildren, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Thomas Volz, Macquarie Univ. (Australia)
Jan Jeske, Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics (Germany)
Andrew D. Greentree, Australian Research Council Ctr. of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (Australia)
RMIT Univ. (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11202:
Biophotonics Australasia 2019
Ewa M. Goldys; Brant C. Gibson, Editor(s)

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