Harnessing electro-optic correlations in an efficient mechanical converter

A.P. Higginbotham, P.S. Burns, M.D. Urmey, R.W. Peterson, N.S. Kampel, B.M. Brubaker, G. Smith, K.W. Lehnert, C.A. Regal, Nature Physics 14 (2018) 1038–1042.


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Higginbotham, Andrew PIST Austria ; Burns, P. S.; Urmey, M. D.; Peterson, R. W.; Kampel, N. S.; Brubaker, B. M.; Smith, G.; Lehnert, K. W.; Regal, C. A.
Abstract
An optical network of superconducting quantum bits (qubits) is an appealing platform for quantum communication and distributed quantum computing, but developing a quantum-compatible link between the microwave and optical domains remains an outstanding challenge. Operating at T < 100 mK temperatures, as required for quantum electrical circuits, we demonstrate a mechanically mediated microwave–optical converter with 47% conversion efficiency, and use a classical feed-forward protocol to reduce added noise to 38 photons. The feed-forward protocol harnesses our discovery that noise emitted from the two converter output ports is strongly correlated because both outputs record thermal motion of the same mechanical mode. We also discuss a quantum feed-forward protocol that, given high system efficiencies, would allow quantum information to be transferred even when thermal phonons enter the mechanical element faster than the electro-optic conversion rate.
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2018-10-01
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Nature Physics
Volume
14
Issue
10
Page
1038-1042
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Higginbotham AP, Burns PS, Urmey MD, et al. Harnessing electro-optic correlations in an efficient mechanical converter. Nature Physics. 2018;14(10):1038-1042. doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0210-0
Higginbotham, A. P., Burns, P. S., Urmey, M. D., Peterson, R. W., Kampel, N. S., Brubaker, B. M., … Regal, C. A. (2018). Harnessing electro-optic correlations in an efficient mechanical converter. Nature Physics, 14(10), 1038–1042. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0210-0
Higginbotham, Andrew P, P. S. Burns, M. D. Urmey, R. W. Peterson, N. S. Kampel, B. M. Brubaker, G. Smith, K. W. Lehnert, and C. A. Regal. “Harnessing Electro-Optic Correlations in an Efficient Mechanical Converter.” Nature Physics 14, no. 10 (2018): 1038–42. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0210-0.
A. P. Higginbotham et al., “Harnessing electro-optic correlations in an efficient mechanical converter,” Nature Physics, vol. 14, no. 10, pp. 1038–1042, 2018.
Higginbotham AP, Burns PS, Urmey MD, Peterson RW, Kampel NS, Brubaker BM, Smith G, Lehnert KW, Regal CA. 2018. Harnessing electro-optic correlations in an efficient mechanical converter. Nature Physics. 14(10), 1038–1042.
Higginbotham, Andrew P., et al. “Harnessing Electro-Optic Correlations in an Efficient Mechanical Converter.” Nature Physics, vol. 14, no. 10, Springer Nature, 2018, pp. 1038–42, doi:10.1038/s41567-018-0210-0.
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