Patents by Inventor Lillian Childress

Lillian Childress has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20100315079
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for increasing the sensitivity of a solid state electronic spin based magnetometer that makes use of individual electronic spins or ensembles of electronic spins in a solid-state lattice, for example NV centers in a diamond lattice. The electronic spins may be configured to undergo a Zeeman shift in energy level when photons of light are applied to the electronic spins followed by pulses of an RF field that is substantially transverse to the magnetic field being detected. The method may include coherently controlling the electronic spins by applying to the electronic spins a sequence of RF pulses that dynamically decouple the electronic spins from mutual spin-spin interactions and from interactions with the lattice. The sequence of RF pulses may be a Hahn spin-echo sequence, a Can Purcell Meiboom Gill sequence, or a MREV8 pulse sequence, by way of example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Publication date: December 16, 2010
    Inventors: Mikhail Lukin, Ronald L. Walsworth, Amir Yacoby, Paola Capellaro, Jake Taylor, Liang Jiang, Lillian Childress