Nanomechanical squeezing with detection via a microwave cavity

Woolley, M. J., Doherty, A. C., Milburn, G. J. and Schwab, K. C. (2008) Nanomechanical squeezing with detection via a microwave cavity. Physical Review A, 78 6: 062303-1-062303-11. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.78.062303

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Author Woolley, M. J.
Doherty, A. C.
Milburn, G. J.
Schwab, K. C.
Title Nanomechanical squeezing with detection via a microwave cavity
Journal name Physical Review A   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1050-2048
Publication date 2008-12-03
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevA.78.062303
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 78
Issue 6
Start page 062303-1
End page 062303-11
Total pages 11
Editor G. W. F. Drake
M. Malloy
Place of publication United States
Publisher American Physical Society
Language eng
Subject C1
970102 Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences
020699 Quantum Physics not elsewhere classified
Abstract We study a parametrically driven nanomechanical resonator capacitively coupled to a microwave cavity. If the nanoresonator can be cooled to near its quantum ground state then quantum squeezing of a quadrature of the nanoresonator motion becomes feasible. We consider the adiabatic limit in which the cavity mode is slaved to the nanoresonator mode. By driving the cavity on its red-detuned sideband, the squeezing can be coupled into the microwave field at the cavity resonance. The red-detuned sideband drive is also compatible with the goal of ground state cooling. Squeezing of the output microwave field may be inferred using a technique similar to that used to infer squeezing of the field produced by a Josephson parametric amplifier, and subsequently, squeezing of the nanoresonator motion may be inferred. We have calculated the output field microwave squeezing spectra and related this to squeezing of the nanoresonator motion, both at zero and finite temperature. Driving the cavity on the blue-detuned sideband, and on both the blue and red sidebands, have also been considered within the same formalism.
Keyword cavity resonators
laser cooling
micromechanical resonators
microwave photonics
optical parametric amplifiers
optical squeezing
superconducting microwave devices
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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