Long-distance excitation of nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond via surface spin waves

Daisuke Kikuchi, Dwi Prananto, Kunitaka Hayashi, Abdelghani Laraoui, Norikazu Mizuochi, Mutsuko Hatano, Eiji Saitoh, Yousoo Kim, Carlos A. Meriles, Toshu An

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We make use of room-temperature magnetostatic surface spin waves (MSSWs) to mediate the interaction between the microwave field from an antenna and the spin of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. We show that this transport spans distances exceeding 3 mm, a manifestation of the MSSW robustness and large diffusion length. Using the NV spins as a local sensor, we find that the MSSW couples resonantly, and the NV spins amplitude grow linearly with the applied microwave power, suggesting that this approach could be extended to amplify the signal from neighboring spin qubits by several orders of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103004
JournalApplied Physics Express
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Oct

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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