Chin. Phys. Lett.  2020, Vol. 37 Issue (4): 044204    DOI: 10.1088/0256-307X/37/4/044204
Optical Properties of Atomic Defects in Hexagonal Boron Nitride Flakes under High Pressure
Xiao-Yu Zhao1,2, Jun-Hui Huang1,2, Zhi-Yao Zhuo1,2, Yong-Zhou Xue1, Kun Ding1, Xiu-Ming Dou1,2**, Jian Liu1,2, Bao-Quan Sun1,2
1State Key Laboratory for Superlattices and Microstructures, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100083
2College of Materials Science and Optoelectronic Technology, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049
Cite this article:   
Xiao-Yu Zhao, Jun-Hui Huang, Zhi-Yao Zhuo et al  2020 Chin. Phys. Lett. 37 044204
Download: PDF(783KB)   PDF(mobile)(774KB)   HTML
Export: BibTeX | EndNote | Reference Manager | ProCite | RefWorks
Abstract We investigate the pressure spectral characteristics and the effective tuning of defect emissions in hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) at low temperatures using a diamond anvil cell (DAC). It is found that the redshift rate of emission energy is up to 10 meV/GPa, demonstrating a controllable tuning of single photon emitters through pressure. Based on the distribution character of pressure coefficients as a function of wavelength, different kinds of atomic defect states should be responsible for the observed defect emissions.
Received: 27 November 2019      Published: 24 March 2020
PACS:  42.50.Dv (Quantum state engineering and measurements)  
  61.72.-y (Defects and impurities in crystals; microstructure)  
  62.50.-p (High-pressure effects in solids and liquids)  
  78.67.-n (Optical properties of low-dimensional, mesoscopic, and nanoscale materials and structures)  
Fund: Supported by the Postdoctoral Science Foundation of China under Grant No. Y8T0111001.
URL:       OR
E-mail this article
E-mail Alert
Articles by authors
Xiao-Yu Zhao
Jun-Hui Huang
Zhi-Yao Zhuo
Yong-Zhou Xue
Kun Ding
Xiu-Ming Dou
Jian Liu
Bao-Quan Sun
[1]Tran T T, Bray K, Ford M J, Toth M and Aharonovich I 2016 Nat. Nanotechnol. 11 37
[2]Tran T T, Elbadawi C, Totonjian D, Lobo C J, Grosso G, Moon H, Englund D R, Ford M J, Aharonovich I and Toth M 2016 ACS Nano 10 7331
[3]Jungwirth N R, Calderon B, Ji Y, Spencer M G, Flatté M E and Fuchs G D 2016 Nano Lett. 16 6052
[4]Bourrellier R, Meuret S, Tararan A, Stéphan O, Kociak M, Tizei L H G and Zobelli A 2016 Nano Lett. 16 4317
[5]Kianinia M, Regan B, Tawfik S A, Tran T T, Ford M J, Aharonovich I and Toth M 2017 ACS Photon. 4 768
[6]Konthasinghe K, Chakraborty C, Mathur N, Qiu L, Mukherjee A, Fuchs G D and Vamivakas A N 2019 Optica 6 542
[7]Gottscholl A, Kianinia M, Soltamov V, Bradac C, Kasper C, Krambrock K, Sperlich A, Toth M, Aharonovich I and Dyakonov V 2019 arXiv:1906.03774v1
[8]Jelezko F and Wrachtrup J 2006 Phys. Status Solidi 203 3207
[9]Tran T T, Wang D, Xu Z Q, Yang A, Toth M, Odom T W and Aharonovich I 2017 Nano Lett. 17 2634
[10]Nguyen M, Kim S, Tran T T, Xu Z Q, Kianinia M, Toth M and Aharonovich I 2018 Nanoscale 10 2267
[11]Li X, Scully R A, Shayan K, Luo Y and Strauf S 2019 ACS Nano 13 6992
[12]Ziegler J, Klaiss R, Blaikie A, Miller D, Horowitz V R and Alemán B J 2019 Nano Lett. 19 2121
[13]Abidi I H, Mendelson N, Tran T T, Tyagi A, Zhuang M, Weng L T, Özyilmaz B, Aharonovich I, Toth M and Luo Z 2019 Adv. Opt. Mater. 7 1900397
[14]Proscia N V, Shotan Z, Jayakumar H, Reddy P, Cohen C, Dollar M, Alkauskas A, Doherty M, Meriles C A and Menon V M 2018 Optica 5 1128
[15]Grosso G, Moon H, Lienhard B, Ali S, Efetov D K, Furchi M M, Jarillo-Herrero P, Frod M J, Aharonovich I and Englund D 2017 Nat. Commun. 8 705
[16]Xue Y, Wang H, Tan Q, Zhang J, Yu T, Ding K, Jiang D, Dou X, Shi J and Sun B 2018 ACS Nano 12 7127
[17]Shotan Z, Jayakumar H, Considine C R, Mackoit M, Fedder H, Wrachtrup J, Alkauskas A, Doherty M W, Menon V M and Meriles C A 2016 ACS Photon. 3 2490
[18]Noh G, Choi D, Kim J H, Im D G, Kim Y H, Seo H and Lee J 2018 Nano Lett. 18 4710
[19]Tawfik S A, Ali S, Fronzi M, Kianinia M, Tran T T, Stampfl C, Aharonovich I, Toth M and Ford M J 2017 Nanoscale 9 13575
[20]Korona T and Chojecki M 2019 Int. J. Quantum Chem. 119 e25925
[21]Wigger D, Schmidt R, Del Pozo-Zamudio O, Preuß J A, Tonndorf P, Schneider R, Steeger P, Kern J, Khodaei Y, Sperling J, Michaelis de Vasconcellos S, Bratschitsch R and Kuhn T 2019 2D Mater. 6 035006
[22]Gauthier M, Polian A, Besson J M and Chevy A 1989 Phys. Rev. B 40 3837
[23]Wu X, Dou X, Ding K, Zhou P, Ni H, Niu Z, Jiang D and Sun B 2013 Appl. Phys. Lett. 103 252108
[24]Ye Y, Dou X, Ding K, Chen Y, Jiang D, Yang F and Sun B 2017 Phys. Rev. B 95 245313
[25]Jungwirth N R and Fuchs G D 2017 Phys. Rev. Lett. 119 057401
[26]Schell A W, Svedendahl M and Quidant R 2018 Adv. Mater. 30 1704237
Related articles from Frontiers Journals
[1] Kun-Peng Wang, Jun Zhuang, Xiao-Dong He, Rui-Jun Guo, Cheng Sheng, Peng Xu, Min Liu, Jin Wang, Ming-Sheng Zhan. High-Fidelity Manipulation of the Quantized Motion of a Single Atom via Stern–Gerlach Splitting[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2020, 37(4): 044204
[2] Xing-Yu Zhu, Tao Tu, Ao-Lin Guo, Zong-Quan Zhou, Guang-Can Guo. Measurement of Spin Singlet-Triplet Qubit in Quantum Dots Using Superconducting Resonator[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2020, 37(2): 044204
[3] Shuang-Shuang Fu, Shun-Long Luo. Quantifying Process Nonclassicality in Bosonic Fields[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2019, 36(10): 044204
[4] Sheng-Li Zhang, Song Yang. Methods for Derivation of Density Matrix of Arbitrary Multi-Mode Gaussian States from Its Phase Space Representation[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2019, 36(9): 044204
[5] Yao Chen, Fo-Liang Lin, Xi Liang, Nian-Quan Jiang. Programmable Quantum Processor with Quantum Dot Qubits[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2019, 36(7): 044204
[6] Rui Liu, Ling-Jun Kong, Zhou-Xiang Wang, Yu Si, Wen-Rong Qi, Shuang-Yin Huang, Chenghou Tu, Yongnan Li, Hui-Tian Wang. Two-Photon Interference Constructed by Two Hong–Ou–Mandel Effects in One Mach-Zehnder Interferometer[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2018, 35(9): 044204
[7] Qi Yin, Guo-Yong Xiang, Chuan-Feng Li, Guang-Can Guo. Compressed Sensing Quantum State Tomography Assisted by Adaptive Design[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2018, 35(7): 044204
[8] Sheng-Kai Liao, Jin Lin, Ji-Gang Ren, Wei-Yue Liu, Jia Qiang, Juan Yin, Yang Li, Qi Shen, Liang Zhang, Xue-Feng Liang, Hai-Lin Yong, Feng-Zhi Li, Ya-Yun Yin, Yuan Cao, Wen-Qi Cai, Wen-Zhuo Zhang, Jian-Jun Jia, Jin-Cai Wu, Xiao-Wen Chen, Shan-Cong Zhang, Xiao-Jun Jiang, Jian-Feng Wang, Yong-Mei Huang, Qiang Wang, Lu Ma, Li Li, Ge-Sheng Pan, Qiang Zhang, Yu-Ao Chen, Chao-Yang Lu, Nai-Le Liu, Xiongfeng Ma, Rong Shu, Cheng-Zhi Peng, Jian-Yu Wang, Jian-Wei Pan. Space-to-Ground Quantum Key Distribution Using a Small-Sized Payload on Tiangong-2 Space Lab[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2017, 34(9): 044204
[9] Shen Li, Cui-Hong Li, Bo-Wen Zhao, Yang Dong, Cong-Cong Li, Xiang-Dong Chen, Ya-Song Ge, Fang-Wen Sun. A Bright Single-Photon Source from Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond Nanowires[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2017, 34(9): 044204
[10] Shu-Hong Hao, Xian-Shan Huang, Dong Wang. General Single-Mode Gaussian Operation with Two-Mode Entangled State[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2017, 34(7): 044204
[11] Qi Yin, Guo-Yong Xiang, Chuan-Feng Li, Guang-Can Guo. Improving Accuracy of Estimating Two-Qubit States with Hedged Maximum Likelihood[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2017, 34(3): 044204
[12] Xing Chen, Zhen-Wei Zhang, Huan Zhao, Nuan-Rang Wang, Ren-Fu Yang, Ke-Ming Feng. Exact Solution to Spin Squeezing of the Arbitrary-Range Spin Interaction and Transverse Field Model[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2016, 33(10): 044204
[13] ZHAO Nan, ZHU Chang-Hua, QUAN Dong-Xiao. A Novel Basis Splitting Eavesdropping Scheme in Quantum Cryptography Based on the BB84 Protocol[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2015, 32(08): 044204
[14] ZENG Ke, FANG Mao-Fa. Quantum Correlation without Entanglement in a Two-Atom-Vacuum Field System[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2014, 31(11): 044204
[15] LIAO Kai-Yu, YAN Hui, HE Jun-Yu, HUANG Wei, ZHANG Zhi-Ming, ZHU Shi-Liang. Experimental Generation of Narrow-Band Paired Photons: from Damped Rabi Oscillation to Group Delay[J]. Chin. Phys. Lett., 2014, 31(03): 044204
Full text