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Quantum mechanics: The gentle cooling touch of light

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Marquardt,  Florian
Marquardt Group, Associated Groups, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Max Planck Society;
University of Erlangen Nuremberg, Inst Theoret Phys 2;

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Marquardt, F. (2011). Quantum mechanics: The gentle cooling touch of light. Nature, 478(7367), 47-48. doi:10.1038/478047a.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/21.11116/0000-0001-D781-A
Abstract
Laser light has been used to cool a nanomechanical resonator to its lowest energy state. The result opens the door to testing the principles of quantum mechanics and to applications in quantum information processing.