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Optical Thermometry with Quantum Emitters in Hexagonal Boron Nitride

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posted on 2020-05-22, 15:39 authored by Yongliang Chen, Thinh Ngoc Tran, Ngoc My Hanh Duong, Chi Li, Milos Toth, Carlo Bradac, Igor Aharonovich, Alexander Solntsev, Toan Trong Tran
Nanoscale optical thermometry is a promising noncontact route for measuring local temperature with both high sensitivity and spatial resolution. In this work, we present a deterministic optical thermometry technique based on quantum emitters in nanoscale hexagonal boron nitride. We show that these nanothermometers show better performance than homologous, all-optical nanothermometers in both sensitivity and the range of working temperature. We demonstrate their effectiveness as nanothermometers by monitoring the local temperature at specific locations in a variety of custom-built microcircuits. This work opens new avenues for nanoscale temperature measurements and heat flow studies in miniaturized, integrated devices.