A superradiant maser with nitrogen-vacancy center spins

Qilong Wu, Yuan Zhang*, Xigui Yang, Shi Lei Su, Chongxin Shan, Klaus Mølmer

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Recent experiments have demonstrated Rabi-oscillations, superradiant pulses and stimulated emission from negatively-charged nitrogen-vacancy (NV) center spins in microwave resonators. These phenomena witness the kind of collective and strong coupling which has been the prerequisite for observation of superradiant lasing in the optical frequency regime. In this article, we investigate the possibility to employ coherence, present in both the collective NV spin ensemble and the microwave field, to achieve a superradiant maser. Our calculations show that a superradiant maser with a linewidth below millihertz can be achieved with moderate kilohertz incoherent pumping of over 1014 spins at room temperature. We show that the superradiant masing prevails in the presence of inhomogeneous broadening, and we present numerical and analytical studies of the dependence of the phenomenon on the various physical parameters.

TidsskriftScience China: Physics, Mechanics and Astronomy
Antal sider10
StatusUdgivet - jan. 2022


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