Journal article

Processing of photonic crystal nanocavity for quantum information in diamond

Igal Bayn, Boris Meyler, Alex Lahav, Joseph Salzman, Rafi Kalish, Barbara A Fairchild, Steven Prawer, Michael Barth, Oliver Benson, Thomas Wolf, Petr Siyushev, Fedor Jelezko, Jorg Wrachtrup

Diamond and Related Materials | ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA | Published : 2011


The realization of photonic crystals (PC) in diamond is of major importance for the entire field of spintronics based on fluorescent centers in diamond. The processing steps for the case of diamond differ from those commonly used, due to the extreme chemical and mechanical properties of this material. The present work summarizes the state of the art in the realization of PC's in diamond. It is based on the creation of a free standing diamond membrane into which the desired nano-sized patterns are milled by the use of Focused-Ion-Beam (FIB). The optimal fabrication-oriented structure parameters are predicted by simulations. The milling strategies, the method of formation the diamond membrane,..

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Funding Acknowledgements

RK, FJ and JW acknowledge partial support of European Union NanoEngineered ERANET. The support of the Russell Berrie Nanotechnology Institute (RBNI) at the Technion and German Israeli Foundation (GIF) is acknowledged. B.M. acknowledges the support of KAMEA program (Israel). OB acknowledges partial support by DFG (grant BE2224/9) and BMBF (KEPHOSI). Discussion with A. D. Greentree and S. Tomljenovic-Hanic is acknowledged. The support of the Australian Research council through the linkage international scheme is gratefully acknowledged.