Cavity-enhanced Raman emission from a single color center in a solid

Shuo Sun, Jingyuan Linda Zhang, Kevin A. Fischer, Michael J. Burek, Constantin Dory, Konstantinos G. Lagoudakis, Yan-Kai Tzeng, Marina Radulaski, Yousif Kelaita, Amir Safavi-Naeini, Zhi-Xun Shen, Nicholas A. Melosh, Steven Chu, Marko Lončar, Jelena Vučković

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We demonstrate cavity-enhanced Raman emission from a single atomic defect in a solid. Our platform is a single silicon-vacancy center in diamond coupled with a monolithic diamond photonic crystal cavity. The cavity enables an unprecedented frequency tuning range of the Raman emission (100 GHz) that significantly exceeds the spectral inhomogeneity of silicon-vacancy centers in diamond nanostructures. We also show that the cavity selectively suppresses the phonon-induced spontaneous emission that degrades the efficiency of Raman photon generation. Our results pave the way towards photon-mediated many-body interactions between solid-state quantum emitters in a nanophotonic platform.
Original languageEnglish
Article number083601
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number8
Early online date21 Aug 2018
Publication statusPublished - 24 Aug 2018


  • Raman emission
  • crystal cavity
  • diamond nanostructures


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