Near‐Field Energy Transfer between a Luminescent 2D Material and Color Centers in Diamond

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Advanced Quantum Technologies, 2020, 3, (2)
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Energy transfer between fluorescent probes lies at the heart of many applications ranging from bio-sensing and -imaging to enhanced photo-detection and light harvesting. In this work, we study F\"orster resonance energy transfer (FRET) between shallow defects in diamond --- nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers --- and atomically-thin, two-dimensional materials --- tungsten diselenide (WSe$_2$). By means of fluorescence lifetime imaging, we demonstrate the occurrence of FRET in the WSe$_2$/NV system. Further, we show that in the coupled system, NV centers provide an additional excitation pathway for WSe$_2$ photoluminescence. Our results constitute the first step towards the realization of hybrid quantum systems involving single-crystal diamond and two-dimensional materials that may lead to new strategies for studying and controlling spin transfer phenomena and spin valley physics.
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