All-optical method for characterizing individual fluorescent nanodiamonds

Benjamin T. Miles, Alexander B. Greenwood, Brian R. Patton, Henkjan Gersen

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Abstract

Nitrogen-vacancy (NV-) defects embedded in nanodiamond have attracted attention for their useful photonic and spin properties and their exceptional photostability. Efficiently detecting nanodiamonds that possess color centers and discriminating from any background fluorescent contamination are essential for nanodiamond-based technologies and thus necessitates the detection of both the nanoparticle and the fluorescent signature. However, optically detecting small nanodiamonds (<40 nm) proves difficult due to the low absorption and scattering cross section of nanodiamonds. Here we demonstrate an all-optical method capable of simultaneously colocalizing scattered signal from individual nanodiamonds (∼10 nm) with the fluorescent signature from NV- centers.

LanguageEnglish
Pages343-348
Number of pages6
JournalACS Photonics
Volume3
Issue number3
Early online date4 Feb 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Nanodiamonds
signatures
optics
color centers
scattering cross sections
absorption cross sections
contamination
photonics
nitrogen
nanoparticles
defects
Optics and Photonics
Color centers
Nanoparticles
Photonics
Vacancies
Contamination
Nitrogen
Color
Scattering

Keywords

  • colocalization
  • cross-polarization imaging
  • nanodiamond
  • NV centers
  • single-molecule detection
  • single-particle detection

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Miles, Benjamin T. ; Greenwood, Alexander B. ; Patton, Brian R. ; Gersen, Henkjan. / All-optical method for characterizing individual fluorescent nanodiamonds. In: ACS Photonics. 2016 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 343-348.
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In: ACS Photonics, Vol. 3, No. 3, 16.03.2016, p. 343-348.

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