"Quantum assisted sensing with diamond spins," by Ania Bleszynski Jayich (UC Santa Barbara)

Date: 
Friday, October 18, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Series: 
AMO Seminars

AMO Seminar

Friday, October 18
11:00am
Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-330

Guest Speaker: Ania Bleszynski Jayich (UC Santa Barbara)

Talk Title: "Quantum assisted sensing with diamond spins"

Abstract:

Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond are atomic-scale spins with remarkable quantum properties. They are easy to initialize, read out, and manipulate on the individual spin level and they maintain exceptionally long (many ms) coherence times at room temperature. Motivated by their enticing properties, there has been a significant amount of research on NV centers in recent years spanning disciplines from quantum information processing to nanoscale magnetic sensing. In this talk, I will discuss our efforts in understanding, forming, and using NV centers in quantum applications. I will focus primarily on quantum assisted sensing of magnetic fields as well as a phonon-based approach to integrating NVs into quantum networks.