Hybrid nanophotonic-nanomagnonic SiC-YiG quantum sensor: I/theoretical design and properties
Institut de Chimie de Strasbourg, Strasbourg University, UMR 7177 (CNRS-UDS),
4 rue Blaise Pascal, CS 90032,
Strasbourg Cedex, France
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Received in final form: 24 April 2020
Accepted: 15 May 2020
Published online: 30 June 2020
Here I present the theory of a new hybrid paramagnetic-ferrimagnetic SiC-YiG quantum sensor. It is designed to allow sub-nanoscale single external spin sensitivity optically detected pulsed electron electron double resonance spectroscopy, using an X band pulsed EPR spectrometer and an optical fiber. The sensor contains one single V2 negatively charged silicon vacancy color center in 4H-SiC, whose photoluminescence is waveguided by a 4H-SiC nanophotonic structure towards an optical fiber. This V2 spin probe is created by ion implantation at a depth of few nanometers below the surface, determined by optically detected paramagnetic resonance under the strong magnetic field gradient of a YiG ferrimagnetic nanostripe located on the back-side of the nanophotonic structure. This gradient also allow the study, slice by slice at nanoscale, of the target paramagnetic sample. The fabrication process of this quantum sensor, its magnetic and optical properties, its external spins sensing properties in a structural biology context, and its integration to a standard commercially available pulsed EPR spectrometer are all presented here.
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