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Quantum sensing with point defects in semiconductors

Vincent Jacques
Laboratoire Charles Coulomb (université de Montpellier)

le 4 octobre 2021

Lundi 4 octobre à 14 h 30
Bâtiment Fermat
Amphi G


Experimental methods allowing for the detection of single spins in the solid-state, which were initially developed for quantum information science, open new avenues for the development of highly sensitive quantum sensors. In that context, the electronic spin of a single nitrogen-vacancy (NV) defect in diamond can be used as an atomic-size magnetometer, providing an unprecedented combination of spatial resolution and magnetic sensitivity under ambient conditions. In this talk, I will first illustrate how scanning-NV magnetometry can be used as a powerful tool for exploring condensed-matter physics, focusing on chiral spin textures in antiferromagnetic materials. I will then discuss our recent efforts in researching  alternative material platforms that could expand the range of quantum sensing functionalities offered by diamond, with a focus on silicon and hexagonal boron nitride.