Quantum technologies and hybrid quantum systems
Single spins in diamond belong to most promising solid state qubits. The long living spin state of single defects can be readout optically and manipulated using well established magnetic resonance technique. Furthermore, excellent coherence properties of single spins associated with defects in diamond are preserved even at room temperature. We are aiming to develop salable quantum register based on single nuclear and electron spins. The small scale quantum register consisting of single electron and nuclear spins can be used in experiments aiming to test fundamental questions of quantum mechanics in solid state. One of the crucial advantages of defects in diamond is intrinsic coupling of spins to photons allowing their use in quantum communication protocols
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