NITROGEN-VACANCY CENTERS IN DIAMOND ARE PROMISING MULTIFUNCTIONAL SENSORS

Nitrogen-vacancy color centers in diamond are relevant tools for a broad range of applications from quantum communication and cryptography to sensing applications.

Different nitrogen-vacancy color centers possess different properties – absorption and emission spectra, fluorescence lifetimes, and spins – and are consequently suited for different applications. By embedding color centers into photonic nanostructures, it is possible to tweak their fluorescence properties even further.

Read about the experiments made by a German research group, led by Jun.-Prof. Dr. Elke Neu-Ruffing. The group used a SuperK supercontinuum laser and a SuperK VARIA tunable filter in their experimental setup.

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