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University of Chicago

Apparatus for Manipulating Quantum State of Electron Spin

Caption: Scientists at the University of Chicago and the University of California, Santa Barbara, used this optical apparatus to direct ultrafast pulses of light to manipulate the quantum state of a single electron spin in diamond.

Credit: Courtesy of Christopher Yale and Joseph Heremans/University of Chicago

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