Quantum Control over Single Spins in Diamond

TitleQuantum Control over Single Spins in Diamond
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsDobrovitski VV, Fuchs GD, Falk AL, Santori C, Awschalom DD
EditorLanger JS
Book TitleAnnual Review of Condensed Matter Physics, Vol 4
CityPalo Alto
PublisherAnnual Reviews
Series TitleAnnual Review of Condensed Matter Physics
ISBN Number1947-5454978-0-8243-5004-8
Accession NumberWOS:000321694300003
Keywordscoherence, coherent, color-centers, defect, diamond, dynamics, electronic-structure, field, information, N-V CENTER, nanoscale resolution, NITROGEN, NITROGEN-VACANCY CENTER, nuclear-spin, qubit, room-temperature, solid-state spin, VACANCY

Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond have recently emerged as a unique platform for fundamental studies in quantum information and nanoscience. The special properties of these impurity centers allow robust, room-temperature operation of solid-state qubits and have enabled several remarkable demonstrations in quantum information processing and precision nanoscale sensing. This article reviews the recent advances in magnetic and optical manipulation of the NV center's quantum spin and their importance for prospective applications. We discuss how quantum control of individual centers can be harnessed for the protection of NV-center spin coherence, for multiqubit quantum operations in the presence of decoherence, and for high-fidelity initialization and readout. We also discuss the progress in resonant optical control, which has led to interfaces between spin and photonic qubits and may lead to spin networks based on diamond photonics. Many of these recently developed diamond-based technologies constitute critical components for the future leap toward practical multiqubit devices.

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AbbreviationAnnu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys.