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Ion trap transducers for quantum electromechanical oscillators
journal contributionposted on 2023-06-07, 22:19 authored by Winfried HensingerWinfried Hensinger, D W Utami, H-S Goan, K Schwab, C Monroe, G J Milburn
An enduring challenge for contemporary physics is to experimentally observe and control quantum behavior in macroscopic systems. We show that a single trapped atomic ion could be used to probe the quantum nature of a mesoscopic mechanical oscillator precooled to 4 K, and furthermore, to cool the oscillator with high efficiency to its quantum ground state. The proposed experiment could be performed using currently available technology.
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JournalPhysical Review A
PublisherAmerican Physical Society
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- Physics and Astronomy Publications
NotesMost of the work towards showing that it is experimentally viable to couple a single ion to a nano-mechanical resonator inside the quantum domain, preparing the cantilever in a quantum state, was carried out by me as the main contributor and PDRA in charge.
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