Control over transition rates between spin states of emitters is crucial in a wide variety of fields ranging from quantum information science to the nanochemistry of free radicals. We present an approach to drive both electric and magnetic dipole-forbidden transitions of a spin emitter by placing it in a nanomagnonic cavity, requiring a description of both the spin emitter beyond the point dipole approximation and the vacuum magnetic fields of the nanomagnonic cavity with a large spatial gradient over the volume of the spin emitter. We specifically study the silicon vacancy (SiV–) defect in diamond, whose Zeeman-split ground states comprise a logical qubit for solid-state quantum information processing, coupled to a magnetic nanoparticle serving as a model nanomagnonic cavity capable of concentrating microwave magnetic fields into deeply subwavelength volumes. Through first-principles modeling of the SiV– spin orbitals, we calculate the spin transition densities of magnetic dipole-allowed and -forbidden transitions and calculate their coupling rates to various multipolar modes of the nanomagnonic cavity. We envision using such a framework for manipulation of quantum spin states.
Last updated on 03/10/2021