Journal article
Deterministic Single-Ion Implantation of Rare-Earth Ions for Nanometer-Resolution Color-Center Generation

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Groot-Berning, K.; Kornher, T.; Jacob, G.; Stopp, F.; Dawkins, S.; Kolesov, R.; Wrachtrup, J.; Singer, K.; Schmidt-Kaler, F.
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Physical Review Letters
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Phys. Rev. Lett.
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Single dopant atoms or dopant-related defect centers in a solid state
matrix are of particular importance among the physical systems proposed
for quantum computing and communication, due to their potential to
realize a scalable architecture compatible with electronic and photonic
integrated circuits. Here, using a deterministic source of single
laser-cooled Pr+
ions, we present the fabrication of arrays of praseodymium color
centers in yttrium-aluminum-garnet substrates. The beam of single Pr+
ions is extracted from a Paul trap and focused down to 30(9) nm. Using a
confocal microscope, we determine a conversion yield into active color
centers of up to 50% and realize a placement precision of 34 nm.

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