Spectroscopic investigations of negatively charged tin-vacancy centres in diamond

Johannes Görlitz, Dennis Herrmann, Gergő Thiering, Philipp Fuchs, Morgane Gandil, Takayuki Iwasaki, Takashi Taniguchi, Michael Kieschnick, Jan Meijer, Mutsuko Hatano, Adam Gali, Christoph Becher

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The recently discovered negatively charged tin-vacancy centre in diamond is a promising candidate for applications in quantum information processing (QIP). We here present a detailed spectroscopic study encompassing single photon emission and polarisation properties, the temperature dependence of emission spectra as well as a detailed analysis of the phonon sideband and Debye-Waller factor. Using photoluminescence excitation spectroscopy we probe an energetically higher lying excited state and prove fully lifetime limited linewidths of single emitters at cryogenic temperatures. For these emitters we also investigate the stability of the charge state under resonant excitation. These results provide a detailed insight into the spectroscopic properties of the SnV- centre and lay the foundation for further studies regarding its suitability in QIP.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013048
JournalNew Journal of Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2020



  • Fourier-limited emission lines
  • colour centres
  • diamond
  • electron-phonon scattering
  • single photons
  • tin-vacancy centre

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Görlitz, J., Herrmann, D., Thiering, G., Fuchs, P., Gandil, M., Iwasaki, T., Taniguchi, T., Kieschnick, M., Meijer, J., Hatano, M., Gali, A., & Becher, C. (2020). Spectroscopic investigations of negatively charged tin-vacancy centres in diamond. New Journal of Physics, 22(1), [013048]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1367-2630/ab6631