Characterization of the internal state of NV center in diamond and second quantization formalism

C. I. Huerta Pérez, E. Urrutia Bañuelos, M. R. Pedroza Montero, R. Riera

Abstract


In this paper a general study of NV center internal state in diamond is presented. This study is based on experimental and theoretical findings
found in literature. First, a Hamiltonian model for center NV internal state is proposed in terms of a complete set of commuting observables
(CSCO), which consist of angular momentum ^L
, spin momentum ^ S, total angular momentum ^ J = ^L
+ ^ S and spin momentum on z-direction
^ Sz. The second quantization formalism –in steady-state (conservative model)– is used. The creation and annihilation operators are used to
described the steady spin-levels structure and in dynamic-state (non-conservative model) and can also describe the system dynamic between
different spin-levels transitions. Finally, a discussion is presented about the application of this study in the photochromism phenomenon and
solid-state quantum bit (qubit).

Keywords


NV Center, Defect, Photochromism, Qubit.

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