Our UCL theory team comprised of Marco and Alessio, collaborating with Jinglei Zhang at Scuola Normale Superiore and James (now with Markus Arndt) have published a paper titled ‘Quantum cooling and squeezing of a levitated nanosphere via time-continuous measurements’, which is in the New Journal of Physics.

This work is particularly interesting for the many nanosphere cavity cooling experiments being conducted around the world, including our very own! In the paper they find that the addition of continuous measurement of the system can help create more non-classical states, squeeze the nanosphere’s position, and enhance cooling, helping us to reach a mechanical ground state.

Direct link to the pdf: here