Ultrastrong optomechanics incorporating the dynamical Casimir effect

P. D. Nation, J. Suh, M. P. Blencowe

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We propose a superconducting circuit comprising a dc superconducting quantum interference device with a mechanically compliant arm embedded in a coplanar microwave cavity that realizes an optomechanical system with a degenerate or nondegenerate parametric interaction generated via the dynamical Casimir effect. For experimentally feasible parameters, this setup is capable of reaching the single-photon ultrastrong-coupling regime while simultaneously possessing a parametric coupling strength approaching the renormalized cavity frequency. This opens up the possibility of observing the interplay between these two fundamental nonlinearities at the single-photon level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number022510
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Feb 23

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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