An ab initio study of local vibration modes of thenitrogen-vacancy center in diamond

A. Gali, T. Simon, J. E. Lowther

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Abstract

The negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect (NV center) in diamond is a leading candidate to realize solid-state qubits and ultrasensitive magnetometers in ambient conditions. A new interpretation of some of the properties of the center is presented. We show that the double peak in the absorption phonon sidebands may correspond to the local a1 and e vibration modes of the defect that have very similar energies, and that tunneling of nitrogen atoms in the vacancy does not occur as had been previously suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025016
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Volume13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

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An ab initio study of local vibration modes of thenitrogen-vacancy center in diamond. / Gali, A.; Simon, T.; Lowther, J. E.

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