Ilai Schwartz

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Email: ilai.schwartz[at]
Tel: +49-731-50-22906
Room O25/406
Institute for Theoretical Physics
Ulm University
Albert-Einstein Allee 11
D-89081 Ulm, Germany

My Research Interests

My main interest is in potential biomedical applications of Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centers in diamonds. NV centers electrons possess unique spin properties, such as spin polarization / initialization by optical pumping, long coherence (T2) & relaxation (T1) times and optical readout, making them an attractive system for numerous applications. Leveraging strong collaborations both within Ulm University and external, we investigate the possibility of using NV centers for nuclear spin polarization and for sensing.

My selected Publications

General closed-form condition for enhanced transmission in subwavelength metallic gratings in both TE and TM polarizations
I. Schwarz, N. Livneh and R. Rapaport
Optics express 20.1 (2012)

Efficient entanglement-length measurements for photonic-cluster-state sources
I. Schwarz and T. Rudolph
Physical Review A 85.5 (2012): 050306

Resonance-inclined optical nuclear spin polarization of liquids in diamond structures
Q. Chen, I. Schwarz, F. Jelezko, A. Retzker, and M. B. Plenio
Phys. Rev. B 93, 060408(R) (2016)

Optically induced dynamic nuclear spin polarisation in diamond
J. Scheuer, I. Schwarz, Q. Chen, D. Schulze-Sünninghausen, P. Carl, P. Höfer, A. Retzker, H. Sumiya, J. Isoya, B. Luy, M.B. Plenio, B. Naydenov, and F. Jelezko
 New Journal of Physics 18, 013040 (2016)

Symmetry-protected phases for measurement-based quantum computation
D. V. Else, I. Schwarz,  S. D. Bartlett and A. C. Doherty
Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 240505 (2012)

My Publications and preprints on Google Scholar

Most Recent Papers

Efficient Information Retrieval for Sensing via Continuous MeasurementPhys. Rev. X 13, 031012arXiv:2209.08777

Active hyperpolarization of the nuclear spin lattice: Application to hexagonal boron nitride color centers, Phys. Rev. B 107, 214307, arXiv:2010.03334

Driving force and nonequilibrium vibronic dynamics in charge separation of strongly bound electron–hole pairsCommun Phys 6, 65 (2023)arXiv:2205.06623

Asymptotic State Transformations of Continuous Variable ResourcesCommun. Math. Phys. 398, 291–351 (2023)arXiv:2010.00044

Spin-Dependent Momentum Conservation of Electron-Phonon Scattering in Chirality-Induced Spin SelectivityJ. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2023, 14, XXX, 340–346arXiv:2209.05323


Ulm University
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11
D - 89069 Ulm

Tel: +49 731 50 22911
Fax: +49 731 50 22924

Office: Building M26, room 4117

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