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Towards a two-dimensional spin photon interface

11 July 2022
Dr Hannah Stern, University Of Cambridge

Optically addressable spins in materials are important platforms for quantum technologies, such as repeaters for quantum networks. Identification of such systems in two-dimensional (2D) layered materials offers advantages over their bulk counterparts, as their reduced dimensionality enables more feasible on-chip integration into devices.

In this talk I will introduce a two-dimensional material that hosts bright single photon emitting defects: hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN). I will show our recent results of room-temperature optically detected magnetic resonance (ODMR) from single atomic defects in hBN.

These results represent the first identification of room-temperature ODMR for single defects in a van der Waals material and offers a promising route towards realising a room-temperature spin-photon interface for future quantum technologies.