Observation of time-domain Rabi oscillations in the Landau-Zener regime with a single electronic spin

Jingwei Zhou, Pu Huang, Qi Zhang, Zixiang Wang, Tian Tan, Xiangkun Xu, Fazhan Shi, Xing Rong, S. Ashhab, Jiangfeng Du

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Abstract

It is theoretically known that the quantum interference of a long sequence of Landau-Zener transitions can result in Rabi oscillations. Because of its stringent requirements, however, this phenomenon has never been experimentally observed in the time domain. Using a nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center spin in isotopically purified diamond, we observed the Rabi oscillations resulting from more than 100 Landau-Zener processes. Our results demonstrate favorable quantum controllability of NV centers, which could find applications in quantum metrology and quantum information processing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number010503
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume112
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2014

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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