Multidimensional luminescence microscope for imaging defect colour centres in diamond

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Title: Multidimensional luminescence microscope for imaging defect colour centres in diamond
Authors: Jones, DC
Kumar, S
Lanigan, PMP
McGuinness, CD
Dale, MW
Twitchen, DJ
Fisher, D
Martineau, PM
Neil, M
Dunsby, C
French, P
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We report a multidimensional luminescence microscope providing hyperspectral imaging and time-resolved (luminescence lifetime) imaging for the study of luminescent diamond defects. The instrument includes crossed-polariser white light transmission microscopy to reveal any birefringence that would indicate strain in the diamond lattice. We demonstrate the application of this new instrument to defects in natural and synthetic diamonds including N3, nitrogen and silicon vacancies. Hyperspectral imaging provides contrast that is not apparent in conventional intensity images and the luminescence lifetime provides further contrast.
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2019
Date of Acceptance: 25-Sep-2019
DOI: 10.1088/2050-6120/ab4eac
ISSN: 2050-6120
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal / Book Title: Methods and Applications in Fluorescence
Volume: 8
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd. This is an author-created, un-copyedited version of an article accepted for publication in Methods and Applications in Fluorescence. IOP Publishing Ltd is not responsible for any errors or omissions in this version of the manuscript or any version derived from it.
Publication Status: Published
Embargo Date: 2020-10-17
Online Publication Date: 2019-10-17
Appears in Collections:Physics
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