Magnetic sensitivity enhancement via polarimetric excitation and detection of an ensemble of NV centers

The negatively charged nitrogen-vacancy center (NV) presents remarkable spin-dependent optical properties that make it an interesting tool for magnetic field sensing. In this paper we exploit the polarization properties of the NV center absorption and emission processes to improve the magnetic sensitivity of an ensemble of NV centers. By simply equipping the experimental set-up of a half-wave plate in the excitation path and a polarizer in the detection path we demonstrate an improvement larger than a factor of two on the NV center magnetic sensitivity.

Organisation : Thales Research & Technology

Authors : Simone Magaletti, Ludovic Mayer, Xuan Phuc Le, Thierry Debuisschert

Publication location : ArXiv

Year (date) : 2023

D.O.I : https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2301.12758

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