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Quantum Nanomechanics with Superconducting Microwave Circuits


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division

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50.68.62.B7923 Boulder, CO

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Teufel, John Daniel 303.497.5039


In our lab, we study the quantum motion of engineered mechanical systems. By fabricating superconducting electromechanical circuits and measuring at cryogenic temperatures, we can address vibrational membrane modes using state-of-the-art microwave techniques. The strong interaction between microwave photons and mechanical motion serves as a natural test bed for the technological limitations and opportunities afforded by quantum mechanics. Likewise, these circuits display exquisite force and displacement sensitivity, approaching the standard quantum limit. We invite proposals that complement and expand on our work on these engineered mechanical systems as an emerging quantum technology.



Teufel JD, et al: Nature 475: 359, 2011

Teufel JD, et al: Nature 471: 204, 2011


Nanomechanics; Superconductivity; Microwave; Optomechanics; Quantum circuits; Quantum optics; Micromechanics; Squeezing; Electromechanics;


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Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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