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Shaking photons out of the vacuum

The dynamical Casimir effect — the generation of photons out of the quantum vacuum induced by an accelerated body — has been experimentally demonstrated using a superconducting circuit that simulates a moving mirror. See Letter p.376

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Dalvit, D. Shaking photons out of the vacuum. Nature 479, 303–304 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/479303a

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