Quantum photonic networks in diamond

Marko Lončar, Andrei Faraon

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Advances in nanotechnology have enabled the opportunity to fabricate nanoscale optical devices and chip-scale systems in diamond that can generate, manipulate, and store optical signals at the single-photon level. In particular, nanophotonics has emerged as a powerful interface between optical elements such as optical fibers and lenses, and solid-state quantum objects such as luminescent color centers in diamond that can be used effectively to manipulate quantum information. While quantum science and technology has been the main driving force behind recent interest in diamond nanophotonics, such a platform would have many applications that go well beyond the quantum realm. For example, diamond's transparency over a wide wavelength range, large third-order nonlinearity, and excellent thermal properties are of great interest for the implementation of frequency combs and integrated Raman lasers. Diamond is also an inert material that makes it well suited for biological applications and for devices that must operate in harsh environments. Copyright © Materials Research Society 2013.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalMRS Bulletin
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 6 2013
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledged KAUST grant number(s): FIC/2010/02
Acknowledgements: The authors thank Daniel Twitchen and Matthew Markham from Element Six for support with diamond samples. M.L. acknowledges collaboration with Misha Lukin, Phil Hemmer, Ron Walsworth, Amir Yacoby, Hongkun Park, Joerg Wrachtrup, and Fedor Jelezko, as well as their research groups. M.L. would especially like to thank his students and postdocs who performed much of the work discussed here and, in particular, Birgit Hausmann, Jen Choy, Tom Babinec, Irfan Bulu, and Mike Burek. The work is supported by grants from DARPA (QuEST and QuASAR programs), NSF (NSEC and NIRT awards), AFOSR MURI (grant FA9550-09-1-0669-DOD35CAP), KAUST (FIC/2010/02), and Harvard Quantum Optics Center. M.L. also acknowledges support from the Sloan Foundation. A.F. would like to thank the members of the Integrated Infrastructure Laboratory at HP Labs involved in the diamond work: Raymond G. Beausoleil, Charles Santori, Zhihong Huang, Victor M. Acosta, Kai-Mei C. Fu, and Paul E. Barclay. The work at HP Labs was supported by DARPA (award no. HR0011-09-1-0006) and the Regents of the University of California.
This publication acknowledges KAUST support, but has no KAUST affiliated authors.


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