Enhanced Widefield Quantum Sensing with Nitrogen-Vacancy Ensembles Using Diamond Nanopillar Arrays
Daniel J McCloskey, Nikolai Dontschuk, David A Broadway, Athavan Nadarajah, Alastair Stacey, Jean-Philippe Tetienne, Lloyd CL Hollenberg, Steven Prawer, David A Simpson
ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES | AMER CHEMICAL SOC | Published : 2020
Surface micro- and nano-patterning techniques are often employed to enhance the optical interface to single photoluminescent emitters in diamond, but the utility of such surface structuring in applications requiring ensembles of emitters is still open to investigation. Here, we demonstrate scalable and fault-tolerant fabrication of closely packed arrays of fluorescent diamond nanopillars, each hosting its own dense, uniformly bright ensemble of near-surface nitrogen-vacancy centers. We explore the optimal sizes for these structures and realize enhanced spin and photoluminescence properties resulting in a 4.5 times increase in optically detected magnetic resonance sensitivity when compared to..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Counc i l (ARC)
We acknowledge support from the Australian Research Counc i l (ARC) through grants DE170100129, LP160101515, CE170100012, and FL130100119. D.J.M. and D.A.B. are supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program Scholarship. This work was performed in part at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) in the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).