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Implanted silicon-vacancy centers with coherent optical properties as a quantum computing platform

Atom-like optical emitters in the solid state are a promising platform for future applications in quantum computing, secure communications, and magnetometry. This invention describes a method of using ion implantation to produce silicon-vacancy color centers in diamond. Favorable properties of the system allow proof-of principle demonstrations of quantum information protocols, such as spin-spin entanglement generation and quantum teleportation. Silicon-vacany centers have high brightness, narrowband emission, and a small inhomogeneous distribution. These properties are superior to alternative systems being explored for similar quantum optics applications, such as nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond and semiconductor quantum dots. Additionally, due to ease of fabrication and extreme spectral stability, silicon-vacancy centers can serve as a new workhorse in solid-state quantum optics.

Intellectual Property Status: Patent(s) Pending

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