Back Cover: Investigation of NV centers in diamond nanocrystallites and nanopillars (Phys. Status Solidi B 1/2013)

Authors

  • Emil Petkov,

    1. Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
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  • Cyril Popov,

    Corresponding author
    1. Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
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  • Torsten Rendler,

    1. 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Christo Petkov,

    1. Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
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  • Florian Schnabel,

    1. Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
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  • Helmut Fedder,

    1. 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Sang-Yun Lee,

    1. 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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  • Wilhelm Kulisch,

    1. Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
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  • Johann Peter Reithmaier,

    1. Institute of Nanostructure Technologies and Analytics (INA), Center for Interdisciplinary Nanostructure Science and Technology, University of Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34132 Kassel, Germany
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  • Jörg Wrachtrup

    1. 3. Physikalisches Institut, University of Stuttgart, Pfaffenwaldring 57, 70550 Stuttgart, Germany
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Abstract

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Color defects in diamond and especially nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers attract an ever increasing scientific interest due to their spin-controlled properties as a result of which applications in quantum information technology and magnetometry of single spins can be envisioned. The enhancement of the photon emission from NV centers and the collection efficiency rely on their incorporation in optical structures, like photonic crystals, nanopillars, microrings, etc. Petkov et al. (pp. 48–50) investigated NV centers incorporated during hot filament chemical vapor deposition of diamond nanocrystallites and nanocrystalline diamond (NCD) films. From the latter nanopillars with different diameters were prepared applying electron beam lithography (EBL) and inductively coupled plasma reactive ion etching (ICP-RIE) with oxygen. The deposition of either single crystallites or closed films was controlled by the nucleation density on the silicon substrates and the process duration. Optical investigations revealed the presence of ensembles of color centers in both nanostructures. An enhancement of the fluorescence emission by an order of magnitude was observed after the structuring of the NCD films.

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