NV Color Centers in Diamond as a Platform for Quantum Thermodynamics

Nir Bar-Gill*

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Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers in diamond constitute a unique system for experimental quantum thermodynamic research. The NV is a quantum spin (exhibiting millisecond-scale coherence times at room temperature) within a solid structure, surrounded naturally by both an electronic spin bath (nitrogen impurities) and a nuclear spin bath (13C isotopes). The optical access offered by the NV in terms of spin-state readout and initialization (cooling), together with its versatile microwave control, provides a rich platform for experiments in quantum thermodynamics. We present the NV system, detail core schemes for spin manipulation and bath cooling, and describe future prospects.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationFundamental Theories of Physics
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NameFundamental Theories of Physics
ISSN (Print)0168-1222
ISSN (Electronic)2365-6425

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