Theory of Spin-Conserving Excitation of the N-V- Center in Diamond
2009 (English)In: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, ISSN 0031-9007, Vol. 103, no 18, 186404- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy defect in diamond is an important atomic-scale structure that can be used as a qubit in quantum computing and as a marker in biomedical applications. Its usefulness relies on the ability to optically excite electrons between well-defined gap states, which requires a clear and detailed understanding of the relevant states and excitation processes. Here we show that by using hybrid density-functional-theory calculations in a large supercell we can reproduce the zero-phonon line and the Stokes and anti-Stokes shifts, yielding a complete picture of the spin-conserving excitation of this defect.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 103, no 18, 186404- p.
National CategoryNatural Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-51766DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.103.186404OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-51766DiVA: diva2:277361