21 November 2001 Quantum electromechanical systems
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We discuss the conditions under which electromechanical systems, fabricated on a sub micron scale, require a quantum description. We illustrate the discussion with the example of a mechanical electroscope for which the resonant frequency of a cantilever changes in response to a local charge. We show how such devices may be used as a quantum noise limited apparatus for detection of a single charge or spin with applications to quantum computing.
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Gerard J. Milburn, Gerard J. Milburn, Rodney Polkinghorne, Rodney Polkinghorne, } "Quantum electromechanical systems", Proc. SPIE 4591, Electronics and Structures for MEMS II, (21 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449174; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.449174

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