Radio-Frequency Magnetometry Using a Single Electron Spin

M. Loretz, T. Rosskopf, C. L. Degen
2013 Physical Review Letters  
We experimentally demonstrate a simple and robust protocol for the detection of weak radio-frequency magnetic fields using a single electron spin in diamond. Our method relies on spin locking, where the Rabi frequency of the spin is adjusted to match the MHz signal frequency. In a proof-of-principle experiment we detect a 7.5 MHz magnetic probe field of 40 nT amplitude with <10 kHz spectral resolution over a T_1-limited noise floor of 0.3 nT/rtHz. Rotating-frame magnetometry may provide a
more » ... and sensitive route to high-resolution spectroscopy of nanoscale nuclear spin signals.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.110.017602 pmid:23383837 fatcat:egbb5urkqfbj3agokgxb5eu3uq