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Spins strain to see the light

Integrating quantum technology with existing telecom infrastructure is hampered by a mismatch in operating frequencies. An optomechanical resonator now offers a strain-mediated spin–photon interface for long-distance quantum networks.

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Fig. 1: A mechanically mediated spin–photon interface.


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Childress, L., Sankey, J. Spins strain to see the light. Nat. Phys. 17, 1288–1289 (2021).

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