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.

“The iQuISE program represents a bold step forward to coalesce and cohere the education and research training that will produce a new generation of quantum information researchers for our nation.”

—Claude R. Canizares, Bruno Rossi Professor of Physics, Vice President for Research, and Associate Provost