We provide the first systematic characterization of the structural and photoluminescence properties of optically active centers fabricated upon implantation of 30-100 keV Mg+ ions in synthetic diamond. The structural configurations of Mg-related defects were studied by the electron emission channeling technique for short-lived, radioactive Mg-27 implantations at the CERN-ISOLDE facility, performed both at room temperature and 800 degrees C, which allowed the identification of a major fraction of Mg atoms (similar to 30 to 42%) in sites which are compatible with the split-vacancy structure of the MgV complex. A smaller fraction of Mg atoms (similar to 13 to 17%) was found on substitutional sites. The photoluminescence emission was investigated both at the ensemble and individual defect level in the 5-300 K temperature range, offering a detailed picture of the MgV-related emission properties and revealing the occurrence of previously unreported spectral features. The optical excitability of the MgV center was also studied as a function of the optical excitation wavelength to identify the optimal conditions for photostable and intense emission. The results are discussed in the context of the preliminary experimental data and the theoretical models available in the literature, with appealing perspectives for the utilization of the tunable properties of the MgV center for quantum information processing applications.

Magnesium-Vacancy Optical Centers in Diamond

Corte, E
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Andrini, G
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Nieto Hernandez, E;Pugliese, V;Bernardi, E;Traina, P;Moreva, E;Genovese, M;Ditalia Tchernij, S;Olivero, P
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Forneris, J
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2022-01-01

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We provide the first systematic characterization of the structural and photoluminescence properties of optically active centers fabricated upon implantation of 30-100 keV Mg+ ions in synthetic diamond. The structural configurations of Mg-related defects were studied by the electron emission channeling technique for short-lived, radioactive Mg-27 implantations at the CERN-ISOLDE facility, performed both at room temperature and 800 degrees C, which allowed the identification of a major fraction of Mg atoms (similar to 30 to 42%) in sites which are compatible with the split-vacancy structure of the MgV complex. A smaller fraction of Mg atoms (similar to 13 to 17%) was found on substitutional sites. The photoluminescence emission was investigated both at the ensemble and individual defect level in the 5-300 K temperature range, offering a detailed picture of the MgV-related emission properties and revealing the occurrence of previously unreported spectral features. The optical excitability of the MgV center was also studied as a function of the optical excitation wavelength to identify the optimal conditions for photostable and intense emission. The results are discussed in the context of the preliminary experimental data and the theoretical models available in the literature, with appealing perspectives for the utilization of the tunable properties of the MgV center for quantum information processing applications.
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https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acsphotonics.2c01130#
diamond; ion implantation; magnesium; color centers; emission channeling; lattice location
Corte, E; Andrini, G; Nieto Hernandez, E; Pugliese, V; Costa, A; Magchiels, G; Moens, J; Tunhuma, SM; Villarreal, R; Pereira, LMC; Vantomme, A; Correia, JG; Bernardi, E; Traina, P; Degiovanni, IP; Moreva, E; Genovese, M; Ditalia Tchernij, S; Olivero, P; Wahl, U; Forneris, J
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