Electron spins at N-V centers can be manipulated by applying a magnetic field, electric field, microwave radiation or light, or a combination, resulting in sharp resonances in the intensity and wavelength of the photoluminescence.
An individual N-V center can be viewed as a basic unit of a quantum computer, and it has potential applications in the novel, more efficient fields of electronics and computational science including quantum cryptography and spintronics.
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