On the creation, coherence and entanglement of multi-defect quantum registers in diamond

M.J. Degen

Research output: ThesisDissertation (TU Delft)

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Due to its long spin coherence and coherent spin-photon interface the nitrogen vacancy (NV) center in diamond has emerged as a promising platform for quantum science and technology, including quantum networks, quantum computing and quantum sensing. In recent years larger quantum systems have been demonstrated by using optical entanglement links between distant NV centers. These systems were based on high-quality NV centers that exhibit good optical coherence. State-of-the-art experiments with such systems have shown deterministic delivery of entanglement across a two-node quantum network as well as genuine multi-partite entanglement across a three-node quantum network. The additional capability to create larger quantum registers by direct magnetic coupling between high-quality NV centers and to other nearby defects would provide new opportunities for quantum memories in quantum networks but also for enhanced sensing protocols and spin chains for quantum computation architectures. In this thesis, we investigate methods to create larger quantum registers based on magnetic coupling and develop techniques to address and control individual defects in a system consisting of multiple defects. The results provide new insights for extended quantum registers based on magnetically coupled defects...
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Delft University of Technology
  • Taminiau, T.H., Advisor
  • Hanson, R., Supervisor
Award date12 Apr 2021
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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