News Release 10-026
For Nanowires, Nothing Sparkles Quite Like Diamond
Diamond nanowires emit single photons, providing new options for high-speed computing, advanced imaging and secure communication
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A Harvard-based team has manufactured a matrix of diamond nanowires with defects called nitrogen vacancies. When stimulated with green light, these defects emit one red photon at a time. Such a construct is promising for the new field of quantum computing.
Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation
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