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Chin. Phys. B, 2011, Vol. 20(11): 117801    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/20/11/117801
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Nuclear spin induced collapse and revival shape of Rabi oscillations of a single electron spin in diamond

Hu Xin(胡欣)a)b), Liu Dong-Qi(刘东奇)a), and Pan Xin-Yu(潘新宇)a)†
a Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China; b Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100190, China; School of Physics, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, China
Abstract  A collapse and revival shape of Rabi oscillations in an electron spin of a single nitrogen-vacancy centre has been observed in diamond at room temperature. Because of hyperfine interaction between the host 14N nuclear spin and the nitrogen-vacancy centre electron spin, different orientations of the 14N nuclear spins lead to a triplet splitting of the transition between ground state (ms =0) and excited state (ms =1). The manipulation of the single electron spin of nitrogen-vacancy centre is achieved by using a combination of selective microwave excitation and optical pumping at 532 nm. Microwaves can excite three transitions equally to induce three independent nutations and the shape of Rabi oscillations is a combination of the three nutations.
Keywords:  nitrogen-vacancy centre      single electron spin      Rabi oscillations      hyperfine interaction  
Received:  07 July 2011      Revised:  06 August 2011      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  78.47.jm (Quantum beats)  
  03.65.Yz (Decoherence; open systems; quantum statistical methods)  
  71.55.Ht (Other nonmetals)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2009CB929103) and the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 10974251).

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Hu Xin(胡欣), Liu Dong-Qi(刘东奇), and Pan Xin-Yu(潘新宇) Nuclear spin induced collapse and revival shape of Rabi oscillations of a single electron spin in diamond 2011 Chin. Phys. B 20 117801

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