A1 Journal article – refereed
Microscopic control of Si-29 nuclear spins near phosphorus donors in silicon

List of Authors: J. Järvinen, D. Zvezdov, J. Ahokas, S. Sheludyakov, O. Vainio, L. Lehtonen, S. Vasiliev, Y. Fujii, S. Mitsudo, T. Mizusaki, M. Gwak, SangGap Lee, Soonchil Lee, L. Vlasenko
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2015
Journal: Physical Review B
Journal name in source: PHYSICAL REVIEW B
Journal acronym: PHYS REV B
Volume number: 92
Issue number: 12-15 September
Number of pages: 4
ISSN: 1098-0121
eISSN: 1550-235X


We demonstrate an efficient control of Si-29 nuclear spins for specific lattice sites near P-31 donors in silicon at temperatures below 1 K and in a high magnetic field of 4.6 T. Excitation of the forbidden electron-nuclear transitions leads to a pattern of well-resolved holes and peaks in the electron spin resonance (ESR) lines of P-31. The pattern originates from dynamic polarization (DNP) of the Si-29 nuclear spins near the donors via the solid effect. DNP of Si-29 is demonstrated also with the Overhauser effect where the allowed ESR transitions are excited. In this case mostly the remote Si-29 nuclei having weak interaction with the donors are polarized, which results in a single hole and a sharp peak pair in the ESR spectrum. Our work shows that the solid effect can be used for initialization of Si-29 nuclear spin qubits near the donors.

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