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Microwave Quantum Optics

Edited by: Gerard Milburn, Per Delsing, Tom Stace and Tim Duty

Advances in superconducting quantum circuits and microwave resonators now enable quantum optical experiments to be carried out at microwave frequencies. The ability to engineer very large dipole interactions enables one to achieve coupling regimes that are difficult if not impossible to achieve in atomic systems. The rapid modulation of microwave resonator SQUID devices enables strong parametric driving to be achieved giving access to very strong squeezing, and the ability to engineer arbitrary few-photon superposition states developed for quantum computing applications provides a powerful new resource in the microwave domain.

  1. We consider a quarter wave coplanar microwave cavity terminated to ground via asuperconducting quantum interference device. By modulating the flux through the loop,the cavity frequency is modulated. The flux i...

    Authors: Charles H Meaney, Hyunchul Nha, Timothy Duty and Gerard J Milburn
    Citation: EPJ Quantum Technology 2014 1:7
  2. Arrays of circuit cavities offer fascinating perspectives for exploring quantum many-body systems in a driven dissipative regime where excitation losses are continuously compensated by coherent input drives. H...

    Authors: Robert Jirschik and Michael J Hartmann
    Citation: EPJ Quantum Technology 2014 1:4