Topical review: Spins and mechanics in diamond

Donghun Lee, Kenneth W. Lee, Jeffrey V. Cady, Preeti Ovartchaiyapong, Ania C.Bleszynski Jayich

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Abstract

There has been rapidly growing interest in hybrid quantum devices involving a solid-state spin and a macroscopic mechanical oscillator. Such hybrid devices create exciting opportunities to mediate interactions between disparate quantum bits (qubits) and to explore the quantum regime of macroscopic mechanical objects. In particular, a system consisting of the nitrogen-vacancy defect center (NV center) in diamond coupled to a high-quality-factor mechanical oscillator is an appealing candidate for such a hybrid quantum device, as it utilizes the highly coherent and versatile spin properties of the defect center. In this paper, we will review recent experimental progress on diamond-based hybrid quantum devices in which the spin and orbital dynamics of single defects are driven by the motion of a mechanical oscillator. In addition, we discuss prospective applications for this device, including long-range, phonon-mediated spin-spin interactions, and phonon cooling in the quantum regime. We conclude the review by evaluating the experimental limitations of current devices and identifying alternative device architectures that may reach the strong coupling regime.

Original languageEnglish
Article number033001
JournalJournal of Optics (United Kingdom)
Volume19
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1

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Oscillators (mechanical)
Diamond
Diamonds
Mechanics
diamonds
Defects
mechanical oscillators
Vacancies
Nitrogen
defects
Cooling
spin dynamics
Q factors
interactions
solid state
cooling
nitrogen
orbitals

Keywords

  • diamond
  • hybrid quantum systems
  • mechanical resonators
  • NV center
  • optomechanics
  • qubits

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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Lee, D., Lee, K. W., Cady, J. V., Ovartchaiyapong, P., & Jayich, A. C. B. (2017). Topical review: Spins and mechanics in diamond. Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), 19(3), [033001]. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8986/aa52cd

Topical review : Spins and mechanics in diamond. / Lee, Donghun; Lee, Kenneth W.; Cady, Jeffrey V.; Ovartchaiyapong, Preeti; Jayich, Ania C.Bleszynski.

In: Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), Vol. 19, No. 3, 033001, 01.03.2017.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Lee, D, Lee, KW, Cady, JV, Ovartchaiyapong, P & Jayich, ACB 2017, 'Topical review: Spins and mechanics in diamond', Journal of Optics (United Kingdom), vol. 19, no. 3, 033001. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8986/aa52cd
Lee, Donghun ; Lee, Kenneth W. ; Cady, Jeffrey V. ; Ovartchaiyapong, Preeti ; Jayich, Ania C.Bleszynski. / Topical review : Spins and mechanics in diamond. In: Journal of Optics (United Kingdom). 2017 ; Vol. 19, No. 3.
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