Josephson Photodetectors via Temperature-to-Phase Conversion

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Josephson Photodetectors via Temperature-to-Phase Conversion. / Virtanen, P.; Ronzani, A.; Giazotto, F.

In: Physical Review Applied, Vol. 9, No. 5, 054027, 17.05.2018, p. 1-15.

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Virtanen, P. ; Ronzani, A. ; Giazotto, F. / Josephson Photodetectors via Temperature-to-Phase Conversion. In: Physical Review Applied. 2018 ; Vol. 9, No. 5. pp. 1-15.

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