Coherent Control and Wave Mixing in an Ensemble of Silicon-Vacancy Centers in Diamond

Christian Weinzetl, Johannes Görlitz, Jonas Nils Becker, Ian A. Walmsley, Eilon Poem, Joshua Nunn, and Christoph Becher

Physical Review Letters

Strong light-matter interactions are critical for quantum technologies based on light, such as memories or nonlinear interactions. Solid state materials will be particularly important for such applications due to the relative ease of fabrication of components. Silicon vacancy centers (SiV) in diamond feature especially narrow inhomogeneous spectral lines, which are rare in solid materials. Here, we demonstrate resonant coherent manipulation, stimulated Raman adiabatic passage, and strong light-matter interaction via the four-wave mixing of a weak signal field in an ensemble of SiV centers.