Workgroup Prof. Neu-Ruffing


Phila Rembold, Nimba Oshnik, Matthias M. Müller, Simone Montangero, Tommaso Calarco and Elke Neu.  Introduction to Quantum Optimal Control for Quantum Sensing with Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond AVS Quantum Science 2, 024701 (2020) Find the article here.

I. Aharonovich, S. Kim, Y. M. Song, J. Liu, A. Majumdar and E. Neu, Materials and Devices for Quantum Photonics: introduction to special issue, Optical Materials Express 10(3), 715-716 (2020), see the introduction to the special issue online

M. Batzer, B. Shields, E. Neu, C. Widmann, C. Giese, C. Nebel and P. Maletinsky, Single crystal diamond pyramids for applications in nanoscale quantum sensing, Optical Materials Express 10(2), 492-500 (2020), View online at OME


M. Radtke, E. Bernardi, A. Slablab, R. Nelz and E. Neu, Nanoscale sensing based on nitrogen vacancy centers in single crystal diamond and nanodiamonds: achievements and challenges, Nano Futures 3(4), 042004 (2019), View the review online

M. Radtke, L. Render, R. Nelz and E. Neu, Plasma treatments and photonic nanostructures for shallow nitrogen vacancy centers in diamond, Optical Materials Express 9(12), 4716-4733 (2019), View online at OME

T. Jung, J. Görlitz, B. Kambs, C. Pauly, N. Raatz, R. Nelz, E. Neu, A. M. Edmonds, M. Markham, F. Mücklich, J. Meijer and C. Becher, Spin measurements of NV centers coupled to a photonic crystal cavity, APL Photonics 4, 120803 (2019), View online at APL Photonics

M. Radtke, R. Nelz, A. Slablab and E. Neu, Reliable Nanofabrication of Single-Crystal Diamond Photonic Nanostructures for Nanoscale Sensing, Micromachines 10(11), 718 (2019), View online at MDPI micromachines

R. Nelz, M. Radtke, A. Slablab, Z.‐Q. Xu, M. Kianinia, C. Li, C. Bradac, I. Aharonovich and E. Neu, Near‐Field Energy Transfer between a Luminescent 2D Material and Color Centers in Diamond, Advanced Quantum Technologies 1900088 (2019), View paper at Adv. Quant. Techn.

R. Nelz, J. Görlitz, D. Herrmann, A. Slablab, M. Challier, M. Radtke, M. Fischer, S. Gsell, M. Schreck, C. Becher, Christoph and E. Neu, Toward wafer-scale diamond nano-and quantum technologies, APL Materials 7,011108 (2019), View the paper at APL materials


P. Fuchs, M. Challier and E. Neu, Optimized single crystal diamond scanning probes for high sensitivity magnetometry New Journal of Physics 20,125001 (2018), View the paper at NJP

L. Nicolas, T. Delord, P. Huillery, E. Neu and G. Hetet, Diamond nano-pyramids with narrow linewidth SiV centers for quantum technologies AIP Advances 065102 (2018), View the paper at AIP advances (open access)

M. Challier, S. Sonusen, A. Barfuss, D. Rohner, D. Riedel, J. Koelbl, M. Ganzhorn, P. Appel, P. Maletinsky and E. Neu, Advanced Fabrication of Single-Crystal Diamond Membranes for Quantum Technologies Micromachines 9, 148 (2018), View the paper at Micromachines (open access)


Ettore Bernardi, Richard Nelz, Selda Sonusen and Elke Neu Nanoscale Sensing Using Point Defects in Single-Crystal Diamond: Recent Progress on Nitrogen Vacancy Center-Based Sensors Crystals 7(5), 124 (2017), Find the review here

Daniel Riedel, Immo Söllner, Brendan J. Shields, Sebastian Starosielec, Patrick Appel, Elke Neu, Patrick Maletinsky, and Richard J. Warburton Deterministic Enhancement of Coherent Photon Generation from a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center in Ultrapure Diamond Phys. Rev. X 7, 031040 (2017), Find the paper here


R. Nelz, P. Fuchs, O. Opaluch, S. Sonusen, N. Savenko, V. Podgursky and E. Neu Color center fluorescence and spin manipulation in single crystal, pyramidal diamond tips Applied Physics Letters 109, 193105 (2016), View the paper at APL (open access)

P.  Appel, E. Neu, M. Ganzhorn, A. Barfuss, M.  Batzer, M. Gratz, A. Tschöpe, and P.  Maletinsky Fabrication of all diamond scanning probes for nanoscale magnetometry Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 063703 (2016), View the paper at RSI (open access)

L. Thiel, D. Rohner, M. Ganzhorn, P. Appel, E. Neu, B. Müller, R. Kleiner, D. Koelle, and P. Maletinsky Quantitative nanoscale vortex imaging using a cryogenic quantum magnetometer Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 677 (2016), View the paper at Nature Nanotech.

C. Arend, P. Appel, J. Becker, M. Schmidt, M. Fischer, S. Gsell, M. Schreck, C. Becher, P. Maletinsky and E. Neu Site selective growth of heteroepitaxial diamond nanoislands containing single SiV centers Applied Physics Letters 108, 063111 (2016), View the paper at APL View the preprint at Arxiv


P. Appel, M. Ganzhorn, E. Neu and P. Maletinsky Nanoscale microwave imaging with a single electron spin in diamond New Journal of Physics (Fast Track Communications) 17, 112001 (2015), View the paper at NJP (open access)

A. Barfuss, J. Teissier, E. Neu, A. Nunnenkamp and P. Maletinsky Strong mechanical driving of a single electron spin Nature Physics 11, 820 (2015), View the paper at Nature

M. Kasperczyk, A. Jorio, E. Neu, P. Maletinsky and L. Novotny Stokes-anti-Stokes Correlations in diamond Membranes Optics Letters 40, 2393 (2015), View the paper at Optics Letters


D. Riedel, D. Rohner, M. Ganzhorn, T. Kaldewey, P. Appel, E. Neu, R. J. Warburton, and P. Maletinsky Low-Loss Broadband Antenna for Efficient Photon Collection from a Coherent Spin in Diamond
Phys. Rev. Appl. 2, 064011 (2014), View the paper at Phys. Rev. Appl. (open access)

A. Jorio, M. Kasperczyk, N. Clark, E. Neu, P. Maletinsky, A. Vijayaraghavan, and L. Novotny Optical-Phonon Resonances with Saddle-Point Excitons in Twisted-Bilayer Graphene
Nanoletters 14, 5687 (2014), View the paper at Nanoletters

I.Aharonovich and E.Neu Diamond Nanophotonics (Invited Progress report) Advanced Optical Materials 2, 911 (2014), View at Advanced optical materials

J. Teissier, A. Barfuss, P. Appel, E. Neu and P. Maletinsky Strain Coupling of a Nitrogen-Vacancy Center Spin to a Diamond Mechanical Oscillator
Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 020503 (2014), View the paper at PRL (open access)

E. Neu, P. Appel, M. Ganzhorn, J. Miguel-Sánchez, M. Lesik, V. Mille, V. Jacques, A. Tallaire, J. Achard and P. Maletinsky, Photonic nano-structures on (111) oriented diamond Appl. Phys. Lett. 104, 153108 (2014), View the paper at APL (open access)

T. Müller, C. Hepp, B. Pingault, E. Neu, S. Gsell, M. Schreck, H. Sternschulte, D. Steinmüller-Nethl, C. Becher and M. Atatüre Optical signatures of silicon-vacancy spins in diamond Nat. Commun. 5, 3328 (2014), View the paper at Nature Comm

M. Leifgen, T. Schröder, F. Gädeke, R. Riemann, V. Metillon, E. Neu, C. Hepp, C. Arend, C. Becher, K. Lauritsen and O. Benson, Evaluation of nitrogen- and silicon vacancy defect centres as single photon sources in quantum key distribution New J. Phys., 16, 023021 (2014), View the paper at NJP (open access)

E. Neu and C. Becher Diamond-based single photon sources and their application in quantum key distribution Chapter 6 of Quantum Information Processing with Diamond Principles and Applications, 1st Edition edited by Prof. Steven Prawer and Dr. Igor Aharonovich, Woodhead Publishing, Cambridge,
(2014) pp 127-159, View at publisher


E. Neu, C. Hepp, M. Hauschild, S. Gsell, M. Fischer, H. Sternschulte, D. Steinmüller-Nethl, M. Schreck, and C. Becher, Low-temperature investigations of single silicon vacancy colour centres in diamond New J. Phys. 15, 043005 (2013), View the paper at NJP (open access)

E. Neu, F. Guldner, C. Arend, Y. Liang, S. Ghodbane, H. Sternschulte, D. Steinmüller-Nethl, A. Krueger, and C. Becher Low temperature investigations and surface treatments of colloidal narrowband fluorescent nanodiamonds  J. Appl. Phys. 113, 203507 (2013), View the paper at JAP


E. Neu, M. Agio, and C. Becher, Photophysics of single silicon vacancy centers in diamond: implications for single photon emission Opt. Express 20, 19956 (2012), View the paper at Opt. Express (open access)

E. Neu, R. Albrecht, M. Fischer, S. Gsell, M. Schreck, and C. Becher Electronic transitions of single silicon vacancy centers in the near-infrared spectral region Phys. Rev. B 85, 245207 (2012), View the paper at Phys. Rev. B

J. Riedrich-Möller, L. Kipfstuhl, C. Hepp, E. Neu, C. Pauly, F. Mücklich, A. Baur, M. Wandt, S. Wolff, M. Fischer, S. Gsell, M. Schreck and C. Becher One- and two-dimensional photonic crystal microcavities in single crystal diamond Nature Nanotechn. 7, 69 (2012), View the paper at Nature Nanotechn.


E. Neu, M. Fischer, S. Gsell, M. Schreck and C. Becher Fluorescence and polarization spectroscopy of single silicon vacancy centers in heteroepitaxial nanodiamonds on iridium  Phys.  Rev.  B 84, 205211 (2011), View the paper at Phys. Rev. B

E. Neu, C. Arend, E. Gross, F. Guldner, C. Hepp, D. Steinmetz, E. Zscherpel, S. Ghodbane, H. Sternschulte, D. Steinmüller-Nethl, Y. Liang, A. Krueger, C. Becher Narrowband fluorescent nanodiamonds produced from chemical vapor deposition films Appl. Phys.  Lett., 98, 243107 (2011), View the paper at APL

D. Steinmetz, E. Neu, J. Meijer, W. Bolse, C. Becher, Single photon emitters
based on Ni/Si related defects in single crystalline diamond Appl. Phys. B 102,
45 (2011), View the paper at Appl. Phys. B

E. Neu, D. Steinmetz, J. Riedrich-Möller, S. Gsell, M. Fischer, M. Schreck, C. Becher, Single photon emission from silicon-vacancy colour centres in chemical vapour deposition nano-diamonds on iridium New J. Phys. 13, 025012 (2011), View the paper at NJP(open access)


J. Riedrich-Möller, E. Neu and C. Becher Design of microcavities in diamond-based photonic crystals by Fourier- and real-space analysis of cavity fields Photonics and Nanostructures 8, 150 (2010), View the paper at Photonics and Nanostructures


C. Kreuzer, J. Riedrich-Möller, E. Neu, C. Becher Design of photonic crystal microcavities in diamond films Opt. Express 16, 1632 (2008), View the paper at Opt. Express (open access)

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