Indirect quantum sensors: improving the sensitivity in characterizing very weakly coupled spins
We propose a scheme to increase the sensitivity and thus the detection volume of nanoscale single molecule magnetic resonance imaging. The proposal aims to surpass the T1 limited detection of the sensor by taking advantage of a long-lived ancillary nuclear spin to which the sensor is coupled. We show how this nuclear spin takes over the role of the sensor spin, keeping the characteristic time-scales of detection on the same order but with a longer life-time allowing it to detect a larger volume of the sample, which is not possible by the sensor alone.
- This article is part of the themed collection: Single-Molecule Microscopy and Spectroscopy