Strain cupling of a nitrogen-vacancy center spin to a diamond mechanical oscillator

Teissier, J. and Barfuss, A. and Appel, P. and Neu, E. and Maletinsky, P.. (2014) Strain cupling of a nitrogen-vacancy center spin to a diamond mechanical oscillator. Physical review letters, Vol. 113, H. 2 , 020503.

PDF - Published Version
Available under License CC BY (Attribution).


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/dok/A6337969

Downloads: Statistics Overview


We report on single electronic spins coupled to the motion of mechanical resonators by a novel mechanism based on crystal strain. Our device consists of single-crystal diamond cantilevers with embedded nitrogen-vacancy center spins. Using optically detected electron spin resonance, we determine the unknown spin-strain coupling constants and demonstrate that our system resides well within the resolved sideband regime. We realize coupling strengths exceeding 10 MHz under mechanical driving and show that our system has the potential to reach strong coupling. Our novel hybrid system forms a resource for future experiments on spin-based cantilever cooling and coherent spin-oscillator coupling.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Physik > Georg H. Endress-Stiftungsprofessur für Experimentalphysik (Maletinsky)
UniBasel Contributors:Maletinsky, Patrick M. and Teissier, Jean and Barfuss, Arne and Appel, Patrick and Neu, Elke
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Related URLs:
Identification Number:
edoc DOI:
Last Modified:31 Dec 2015 10:57
Deposited On:06 Feb 2015 09:59

Repository Staff Only: item control page