Special Issue "Color Centers in Diamond: Fabrication, Devices and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2018)
Dr. Elke Neu
In 1997, the first observation of optically-detected electron spin resonance of a single nitrogen vacancy center in diamond started a completely new application field. Since then, point defects in diamond have become leading contenders for room temperature single photon sources, nanoscale sensors and solid-state quantum bits. In this Special Issue, we would like to highlight recent developments in this strongly interdisciplinary field. We invite contributions on the material science aspects like creating color centers, modifying diamond surfaces or the synthesis of diamond materials (nanodiamonds, single-crystal). We address the technology to fabricate nano- and microscale devices like photonic and mechanical structures functionalized with color centers. We highlight the physics of color centers, e.g., via spectroscopy and coherent manipulation of color centers. The Special Issue is not restricted to the nitrogen vacancy center: we also encourage submissions on alternative centers like silicon and germanium vacancy centers. Finally, we invite recent results on the application of color centers in, e.g., photonics, sensing, life sciences and quantum technologies. This Special Issue will provide a highly-visible, multi-disciplinary, freely-accessible collection of recent advances (either of theoretical or experimental nature) in the field of diamond color centers and their applications.
Dr. Elke Neu
Dr. Abdallah Slablab
Dr. Mariusz Radtke
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- Color centers
- Quantum technologies
- Nanoscale sensing
- Diamond synthesis
- Ion implantation