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Department of Physics
University of Basel
Klingelbergstrasse 82
4056 Basel, Switzerland


Since 2020Postdoctoral researcher, Universität Basel
Research topic: NV Centers in an Optical Cavity
2019-2020Postdoctoral researcher, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU)
Research topic: Coupling Single Spins and Coherent Mechanical Resonators
2015-2019:Postdoctoral researcher, McGill University
Research topics: High Stability Fabry-Perot Fiber Cavities at Cryogenic Temperature & Colour Centers in High Finesse Fiber Cavities
2012-2015:PhD EPFL, Fontcuberta i Morral group, thesis title: Quantum Dots in Core-Sell Nanowires
2010-2012:Master of Science in Materials Science (EPFL)
Master Thesis AMOLF c/o Philipps Research in the Gomez-Rivas group, thesis title: Directional Light Emission from Nanowire Photonic Crystals
2008-2010:Bachelor of Science in Materials Science,
École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Selected Publications

Spectrally stable nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond formed by carbon implantation into thin microstructures
V. Yurgens, A. Corazza, J. A. Zuber, M. Gruet, M. Kasperczyk, B. J. Shields, R. J. Warburton, Y. Fontana, P. Maletinsky
Appl. Phys. Lett. 121, 234001 (2022)

Cavity-Enhanced Photon Emission from a Single Germanium-Vacancy Center in a Diamond Membrane
R. Høy Jensen, E. Janitz, Y. Fontana, Y. He, O. Gobron, I. P. Radko, M. Bhaskar, R. Evans, C. D. Rodríguez Rosenblueth, L. Childress, A. Huck, U. Lund Andersen,
Physical Review Applied 13, 6 (2020)

High mechanical bandwidth fiber-coupled Fabry-Perot cavity
E. Janitz, M. Ruf, Y. Fontana, J. Sankey, L. Childress,
Optics Express 25, 17 (2017)

Quantum Dots in Nanowires
L. Francaviglia, Y. Fontana, A. Fontcuberta i Morral,
Semiconductors and Semimetals 94, 159-184 (2016)

Mapping the directional emission of quasi-two-dimensional photonic crystals of semiconductor nanowires using Fourier microscopy
Y. Fontana, G. Grzela, E.P.A.M. Bakkers, J. Gomez Rivas
Physical Review B 86, 24 (2012)