May 15, 2014: Brendan Shields (Mikhail Lukin’s group, Harvard University) on “Charge and spin dynamics in NV centers”

The NV center is a promising system for applications including nanoscale sensing and quantum information. A key element for such technologies is the ability to prepare and detect the NV electron spin optically. I will describe our recent work on enhanced spin readout to within 3 times the quantum spin projection level through control of the NV charge state.

“There is widespread belief that fundamental ideas from QIS will lead to useful new information technology, and provide computing, communication, and control systems beyond the limits of traditional paradigms. These carry with them profound social implications. This is why iQuISE will incorporate education in ethics and social context.”

–Jeffrey H. Shapiro, Co-Director, iQuISE, and Julius A. Stratton Professor of Electrical Engineering and Director, Research Laboratory of Electronics