Tuneable on-demand single-photon source in the microwave range. / Peng, Zhihui; de Graaf, S.E.; Tsai, J.S.; Astafiev, Oleg.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 12588, 22.08.2016, p. 1-6.

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Tuneable on-demand single-photon source in the microwave range. / Peng, Zhihui; de Graaf, S.E.; Tsai, J.S.; Astafiev, Oleg.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 7, 12588, 22.08.2016, p. 1-6.

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Peng, Z, de Graaf, SE, Tsai, JS & Astafiev, O 2016, 'Tuneable on-demand single-photon source in the microwave range', Nature Communications, vol. 7, 12588, pp. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12588

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Peng, Z., de Graaf, S. E., Tsai, J. S., & Astafiev, O. (2016). Tuneable on-demand single-photon source in the microwave range. Nature Communications, 7, 1-6. [12588]. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms12588

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Peng, Zhihui ; de Graaf, S.E. ; Tsai, J.S. ; Astafiev, Oleg. / Tuneable on-demand single-photon source in the microwave range. In: Nature Communications. 2016 ; Vol. 7. pp. 1-6.

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