Opportunity at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Quantum Nanomechanics with Superconducting Microwave Circuits
Physical Measurement Laboratory, Applied Physics Division
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|John Daniel Teufel
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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Open to Postdoctoral applicants