Top-down fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures for deterministic coupling to single quantum emitters

Wolfgang Pfaff, Arthur Vos, Ronald Hanson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

Metal nanostructures can be used to harvest and guide the emission of single photon emitters on-chip via surface plasmon polaritons. In order to develop and characterize photonic devices based on emitter-plasmon hybrid structures, a deterministic and scalable fabrication method for such structures is desirable. Here, we demonstrate deterministic and scalable top-down fabrication of metal wires onto preselected nitrogen vacancy centers in nanodiamonds using clean room nano-fabrication methods. We observe a life-time reduction of the emitter emission that is consistent with earlier proof-of-principle experiments that used non-deterministic fabrication methods. This result indicates that top-down fabrication is a promising technique for processing future devices featuring single photon emitters and plasmonic nanostructures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number024310
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume113
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 14 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Top-down fabrication of plasmonic nanostructures for deterministic coupling to single quantum emitters'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this