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Title: Coherent control of a strongly driven silicon vacancy optical transition in diamond
Authors: Zhou, Yu
Rasmita, Abdullah
Li, Ke
Xiong, Qihua
Aharonovich, Igor
Gao, Wei-bo
Keywords: Diamond
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Zhou, Y., Rasmita, A., Li, K., Xiong, Q., Aharonovich, I., & Gao, W.-b. (2017). Coherent control of a strongly driven silicon vacancy optical transition in diamond. Nature Communications, 8, 14451-.
Series/Report no.: Nature Communications
Abstract: The ability to prepare, optically read out and coherently control single quantum states is a key requirement for quantum information processing. Optically active solid-state emitters have emerged as promising candidates with their prospects for on-chip integration as quantum nodes and sources of coherent photons connecting these nodes. Under a strongly driving resonant laser field, such quantum emitters can exhibit quantum behaviour such as Autler–Townes splitting and the Mollow triplet spectrum. Here we demonstrate coherent control of a strongly driven optical transition in silicon vacancy centre in diamond. Rapid optical detection of photons enabled the observation of time-resolved coherent Rabi oscillations and the Mollow triplet spectrum. Detection with a probing transition further confirmed Autler–Townes splitting generated by a strong laser field. The coherence time of the emitted photons is comparable to its lifetime and robust under a very strong driving field, which is promising for the generation of indistinguishable photons.
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms14451
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