Quantum feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using variational measurements: Tweaking Heisenberg's microscope

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Quantum feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using variational measurements : Tweaking Heisenberg's microscope. / Habibi, Hojat; Zeuthen, Emil; Ghanaatshoar, Majid; Hammerer, Klemens.

In: Journal of Optics, Vol. 18, No. 8, 084004, 01.08.2016.

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Habibi, H, Zeuthen, E, Ghanaatshoar, M & Hammerer, K 2016, 'Quantum feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using variational measurements: Tweaking Heisenberg's microscope', Journal of Optics, vol. 18, no. 8, 084004. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/8/084004

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Habibi, H., Zeuthen, E., Ghanaatshoar, M., & Hammerer, K. (2016). Quantum feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using variational measurements: Tweaking Heisenberg's microscope. Journal of Optics, 18(8), [084004]. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/8/084004

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Habibi H, Zeuthen E, Ghanaatshoar M, Hammerer K. Quantum feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using variational measurements: Tweaking Heisenberg's microscope. Journal of Optics. 2016 Aug 1;18(8). 084004. https://doi.org/10.1088/2040-8978/18/8/084004

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Habibi, Hojat ; Zeuthen, Emil ; Ghanaatshoar, Majid ; Hammerer, Klemens. / Quantum feedback cooling of a mechanical oscillator using variational measurements : Tweaking Heisenberg's microscope. In: Journal of Optics. 2016 ; Vol. 18, No. 8.

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