An Introduction to Nitogen-Vacancy Centers with Applications in State Preparation Protocols and Driven Systems

Note: Summer Student Seminar
Pizza will be served at 12 noon
Speaker: Eric Boyers (CME)

When: June 14, 2019 (Fri), 12:00PM to 01:00PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 352

This event is part of the Graduate Student Council Events.

Nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond are point defects in diamond with an electronic structure that allows for robust manipulation and measurement of electronic spins at room temperature and pressure. NV centers are thus a fruitful tool with applications in fundamental physics, quantum computation, magnetic sensing, biophysics, and many other fields. In this talk, I will present an overview of the basic physics of NV centers and two applications from our lab: using an NV center to test and benchmark approximate Fast-Forward state preparation protocols, and quasiperiodically driving an NV center to simulate the dynamics of a topological insulator.