Coupling of single NV center to adiabatically tapered optical single mode fiber

  • Vadim V. VorobyovEmail author
  • Vladimir V. Soshenko
  • Stepan V. Bolshedvorskii
  • Javid Javadzade
  • Nikolay Lebedev
  • Andrey N. Smolyaninov
  • Vadim N. Sorokin
  • Alexey V. Akimov
Regular Article


We demonstrated a simple and reliable technique of coupling diamond nanocrystal containing NV center to tapered optical fiber. The NV center emission was collected by the fiber via nearfield interaction between NV center and the tapered portion of the fiber. Single photon statistics was demonstrated at the fiber end as well as up to 3 times improvement in collection efficiency with respect to our confocal microscope. Also, we carefully studied fluorescence of the fiber itself and were able to suppress it to the level lower than single photon emission from the NV center.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vadim V. Vorobyov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • Vladimir V. Soshenko
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Stepan V. Bolshedvorskii
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Javid Javadzade
    • 3
  • Nikolay Lebedev
    • 1
  • Andrey N. Smolyaninov
    • 4
  • Vadim N. Sorokin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alexey V. Akimov
    • 5
    • 2
    • 1
  1. 1.Lebedev Physical Institute RASMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Russian Quantum Center, 100 Novaya St., SkolkovoMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Institutskiy per.Moscow RegionRussia
  4. 4.Photonic Nano-Meta Technologies, The territory of Skolkovo Innovation Center, Str. Nobel b.7MoscowRussia
  5. 5.Texas A & M University, Physics DepartmentCollege StationUSA

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