Counting photons emitted by a single quantum defect in diamond Articles uri icon

publication date

  • March 2023


  • 12447

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-0001


  • We analyze the full counting statistics of photons emitted by a Nitrogen Vacancy center (NV) under non-resonant laser excitation and resonant micro-wave (MW) control. This allows to build a phenomenological model which relates the relevant physical parameters with the detected fluorescence. Furthermore, we can investigate the time correlations of the emitted photons and elaborate detection and polarization protocols to optimize the energy and time resources while maximizing the system sensitivity.


  • Physics