Diamond in tellurite glass: A new medium for quantum information

M. R. Henderson, B. C. Gibson, H. Ebendorff-Heidepriem, K. Kuan, S. Afshar V., J. O. Orwa, I. Aharonovich, S. Tomljenovic-Hanic, A. D. Greentree, S. Prawer, T. M. Monro

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Fabrication of a hybrid diamond-glass material is reported, by embedding diamond nanocrystals containing nitrogen-vacancy (NV) color centers into tellurite soft glass. This material allows the fabrication of diamond photonic waveguides using well-established soft glass techniques, such as microstructured optical fiber technology (the figure is a confocal image that shows color center fluorescence in a fiber).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2806-2810
Number of pages5
JournalAdvanced Materials
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished or Issued - 5 Jul 2011


  • diamond
  • fibers
  • hybrid materials
  • nitrogen-vacancy
  • photonics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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