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Diamonds take off

Nature Photonics volume 9, pages 633634 (2015) | Download Citation

Nanodiamonds that are levitated by light and are equipped with internal spin provide a new platform for performing quantum and optomechanical experiments with massive, environmentally isolated objects.

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  1. Klemens Hammerer is at the Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert-Einstein-Institute), Leibniz-University-Hannover, Hannover 30167, Germany

    • Klemens Hammerer
  2. Markus Aspelmeyer is at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna and the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), Vienna 1090, Austria

    • Markus Aspelmeyer

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