Strongly enhanced photon collection from diamond defect centers under microfabricated integrated solid immersion lenses

J. P. Hadden, J. P. Harrison, A. C. Stanley-Clarke, L. Marseglia, Y.-L. D. Ho, B. R. Patton, J. L. O’Brien, J. G. Rarity

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Abstract

The efficiency of photon collection from optically active defect centers in bulk diamond is greatly reduced by refraction at the diamond-air interface. We report on the fabrication and measurement of a geometrical solution to the problem; integrated solid immersion lenses (SILs) etched directly into the surface of diamond. An increase of a factor of 10 was observed in the saturated count-rate from a single negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV−)(NV−) within a 5 μm5 μm diameter SIL compared with NV−NV−’s under a planar surface in the same crystal. Such a system is potentially scalable and easily adaptable to other defect centers in bulk diamond.
LanguageEnglish
Article number241901
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume97
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Dec 2010

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Hadden, J. P., Harrison, J. P., Stanley-Clarke, A. C., Marseglia, L., Ho, Y-L. D., Patton, B. R., ... Rarity, J. G. (2010). Strongly enhanced photon collection from diamond defect centers under microfabricated integrated solid immersion lenses. Applied Physics Letters, 97, [241901]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3519847
Hadden, J. P. ; Harrison, J. P. ; Stanley-Clarke, A. C. ; Marseglia, L. ; Ho, Y.-L. D. ; Patton, B. R. ; O’Brien, J. L. ; Rarity, J. G. / Strongly enhanced photon collection from diamond defect centers under microfabricated integrated solid immersion lenses. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2010 ; Vol. 97.
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Strongly enhanced photon collection from diamond defect centers under microfabricated integrated solid immersion lenses. / Hadden, J. P.; Harrison, J. P.; Stanley-Clarke, A. C.; Marseglia, L.; Ho, Y.-L. D.; Patton, B. R.; O’Brien, J. L.; Rarity, J. G.

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