Group theoretical analysis of nitrogen-vacancy center's energy levels and selection rules

J. R. Maze, A. Gali, E. Togan, Y. Chu, A. Trifonov, E. Kaxiras, M. D. Lukin

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Abstract

We use a group theoretical approach to model the nitrogen-vacancy defect in diamond. In our analysis we clarify several properties of this defect that have been source of controversy such as the ordering of the singlets and the mechanism that leads to spin mixing in the excited state of this defect. In particular, we demonstrate that the ordering of the ground state configuration (e2) is {3A2, 1E, 1A1} and that the spin-spin interaction causes the mixing in the excited state. In addition, we analyze the angular momentum and spin properties of the excited state structure that enables a spin photon entanglement scheme that has been recently demonstrate experimentally. Our description is general and it can be easily applied to other defects in solid-state systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Pages95-101
Number of pages7
Volume1282
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2010 MRS Fall Meeting - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: Nov 29 2010Dec 3 2010

Other

Other2010 MRS Fall Meeting
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period11/29/1012/3/10

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Electron energy levels
Vacancies
Nitrogen
energy levels
Excited states
nitrogen
Defects
defects
Diamond
Angular momentum
excitation
Ground state
Diamonds
Photons
angular momentum
diamonds
solid state
ground state
causes
photons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials

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Maze, J. R., Gali, A., Togan, E., Chu, Y., Trifonov, A., Kaxiras, E., & Lukin, M. D. (2011). Group theoretical analysis of nitrogen-vacancy center's energy levels and selection rules. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 1282, pp. 95-101) https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.310

Group theoretical analysis of nitrogen-vacancy center's energy levels and selection rules. / Maze, J. R.; Gali, A.; Togan, E.; Chu, Y.; Trifonov, A.; Kaxiras, E.; Lukin, M. D.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1282 2011. p. 95-101.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Maze, JR, Gali, A, Togan, E, Chu, Y, Trifonov, A, Kaxiras, E & Lukin, MD 2011, Group theoretical analysis of nitrogen-vacancy center's energy levels and selection rules. in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 1282, pp. 95-101, 2010 MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, United States, 11/29/10. https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.310
Maze JR, Gali A, Togan E, Chu Y, Trifonov A, Kaxiras E et al. Group theoretical analysis of nitrogen-vacancy center's energy levels and selection rules. In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1282. 2011. p. 95-101 https://doi.org/10.1557/opl.2011.310
Maze, J. R. ; Gali, A. ; Togan, E. ; Chu, Y. ; Trifonov, A. ; Kaxiras, E. ; Lukin, M. D. / Group theoretical analysis of nitrogen-vacancy center's energy levels and selection rules. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 1282 2011. pp. 95-101
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