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Enhancement of the creation yield of NV ensembles in a chemically vapour deposited diamond

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In this work we investigate the properties of negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV À) centres created during single crystal diamond growth by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) on [113]-oriented substrates and with N 2 O as a dopant gas. The use of spin echo and double electron-electron resonance (DEER) allows us to assess NV À ratio with respect to substitutional nitrogen impurities (N 0 s) incorporated during growth, a critical figure of merit for quantum technologies. We demonstrate that, at moderate growth temperatures (800 C), dense NV À ensembles of several hundreds of ppb (800 ppb for 50 ppm of added N 2 O) and with exceptionally high NV À / N 0 s ratios of up to 25% can be achieved. This NV À creation yield is higher by at least an order of magnitude to that typically obtained on standard [100]-grown diamonds and comparable to the best values reported for electron-irradiated diamonds. The material obtained here thus advantageously combines a high NV À density, high creation yield, long coherence times of several tens of ms together with a partial preferential orientation. These are highly desirable requirements for diamond-based quantum sensors that may spur new developments with this crystalline orientation leading to improved performance and sensitivity.
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hal-03865721 , version 1 (25-11-2022)

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Priyadharshini Balasubramanian, Christian Osterkamp, Ovidiu Brinza, Maxime Rollo, Isabelle Robert-Philip, et al.. Enhancement of the creation yield of NV ensembles in a chemically vapour deposited diamond. Carbon, 2022, 194, pp.282-289. ⟨10.1016/j.carbon.2022.04.005⟩. ⟨hal-03865721⟩
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