# Spin Coherence and Echo Modulation of the Silicon Vacancy in 4H-SiC at Room Temperature

Authors
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jun 18, 2015
Submission Date
Jun 18, 2015
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.161202
Source
arXiv
The silicon vacancy in silicon carbide is a strong emergent candidate for applications in quantum information processing and sensing. We perform room temperature optically-detected magnetic resonance and spin echo measurements on an ensemble of vacancies and find the properties depend strongly on magnetic field. The spin echo decay time varies from less than 10 $\mu$s at low fields to 80 $\mu$s at 68 mT, and a strong field-dependent spin echo modulation is also observed. The modulation is attributed to the interaction with nuclear spins and is well-described by a theoretical model.