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Title: Optically detected magnetic resonance imaging

Optically detected magnetic resonance provides ultrasensitive means to detect and image a small number of electron and nuclear spins, down to the single spin level with nanoscale resolution. Despite the significant recent progress in this field, it has never been combined with the power of pulsed magnetic resonance imaging techniques. Here, we demonstrate how these two methodologies can be integrated using short pulsed magnetic field gradients to spatially encode the sample. This result in what we denote as an 'optically detected magnetic resonance imaging' technique. It offers the advantage that the image is acquired in parallel from all parts of the sample, with well-defined three-dimensional point-spread function, and without any loss of spectroscopic information. In addition, this approach may be used in the future for parallel but yet spatially selective efficient addressing and manipulation of the spins in the sample. Such capabilities are of fundamental importance in the field of quantum spin-based devices and sensors.
Authors:
 [1] ; ; ; ;  [2]
  1. Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa (Israel)
  2. The Physics Department and the Solid State Institute, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, 32000 Haifa (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415164
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Physics Letters; Journal Volume: 106; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ELECTRONS; IMAGES; MAGNETIC FIELDS; MAGNETIC RESONANCE; NMR IMAGING; PULSES; RESOLUTION; SPIN; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS