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Elimination of Thermomechanical Noise in Piezoelectric Optomechanical Crystals

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Elimination of Thermomechanical Noise in Piezoelectric Optomechanical Crystals. / Ramp, H; Hauer, B D; Balram, K C; Clark, T J; Srinivasan, K; Davis, J P.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 123, No. 9, 30.08.2019.

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Ramp, H, Hauer, BD, Balram, KC, Clark, TJ, Srinivasan, K & Davis, JP 2019, 'Elimination of Thermomechanical Noise in Piezoelectric Optomechanical Crystals', Physical Review Letters, vol. 123, no. 9. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.093603

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Ramp, H., Hauer, B. D., Balram, K. C., Clark, T. J., Srinivasan, K., & Davis, J. P. (2019). Elimination of Thermomechanical Noise in Piezoelectric Optomechanical Crystals. Physical Review Letters, 123(9). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.093603

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Ramp H, Hauer BD, Balram KC, Clark TJ, Srinivasan K, Davis JP. Elimination of Thermomechanical Noise in Piezoelectric Optomechanical Crystals. Physical Review Letters. 2019 Aug 30;123(9). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.123.093603

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Ramp, H ; Hauer, B D ; Balram, K C ; Clark, T J ; Srinivasan, K ; Davis, J P. / Elimination of Thermomechanical Noise in Piezoelectric Optomechanical Crystals. In: Physical Review Letters. 2019 ; Vol. 123, No. 9.

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