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Photons paired with phonons

The force exerted by light on an object has been used to pair photons with quantum units of mechanical vibration. This paves the way for mechanical oscillators to act as interfaces between photons and other quantum systems. See Letter p.313

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Figure 1: A photon–phonon interface.


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Blencowe, M. Photons paired with phonons. Nature 530, 284–285 (2016).

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