Diamond in Tellurite Glass: a New Medium for Quantum Information (pages 2806–2810)
M. R. Henderson, B. C. Gibson, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Kuan, S. Afshar V., J. O. Orwa, I. Aharonovich, S. Tomljenovic-Hanic, A. D. Greentree, S. Prawer and T. M. Monro
Article first published online: 20 APR 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/adma.201100151
Fabrication of a hybrid diamond-glass material is reported, by embedding diamond nanocrystals containing nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers into tellurite soft glass. This material allows the fabrication of diamond photonic waveguides using well-established soft glass techniques, such as microstructured optical fiber technology (the figure is a confocal image that shows color center fluorescence in a fiber).