December 1, 2022

Decay of a single quantum of vibration at ambient conditions

A single quantum of excitation of a mechanical oscillator is a textbook example of the principles of quantum physics. But mechanical oscillators, do not generically exist in an excited Fock state.

In the past years, nano-scale oscillators has allowed researchers to prepare such Fock states at milli-Kelvin temperature. (Physical Review X)

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