Photon counting statistics of a microwave cavity

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Photon counting statistics of a microwave cavity. / Brange, Fredrik; Menczel, Paul; Flindt, Christian.

julkaisussa: Physical Review B, Vuosikerta 99, Nro 8, 085418, 14.02.2019, s. 1-14.

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Brange, Fredrik ; Menczel, Paul ; Flindt, Christian. / Photon counting statistics of a microwave cavity. Julkaisussa: Physical Review B. 2019 ; Vuosikerta 99, Nro 8. Sivut 1-14.

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