Journal article

Wide-range electrical tunability of single-photon emission from chromium-based colour centres in diamond

T Mueller, I Aharonovich, L Lombez, Y Alaverdyan, AN Vamivakas, S Castelletto, F Jelezko, J Wrachtrup, S Prawer, M Atatuere

New Journal of Physics | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2011


We demonstrate electrical control of the single-photon emission spectrum from chromium-based colour centres implanted in monolithic diamond. Under an external electric field, the tunability range is typically three orders of magnitude larger than the radiative linewidth and at least one order of magnitude larger than the observed linewidth. The electric and magnetic field dependence of luminescence gives indications of the inherent symmetry, and we propose Cr-X or X-Cr-Y-type non-centrosymmetric atomic configurations as the most probable candidates for these centres. © IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft.


Awarded by European Research Council

Awarded by Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research

Awarded by European Union

Awarded by DFG

Funding Acknowledgements

We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the University of Cambridge, the European Research Council (FP7/2007-2013)/ERC Grant agreement no. 209636, the Australian Research Council, The International Science Linkages Program of the Australian Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research (project no. CG110039), the European Union Sixth Framework Program under program no. EQUIND IST-034368, the DFG (SFB/TR21, FOR1482) and the BMBF (EPHQUAM and KEPHOSI). IA acknowledges the Grant-In-Aid of Research from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. We thank C Matthiesen and C-Y Lu for technical assistance, and H Tureci and D D O'Regan for helpful discussions.