Photon transfer in a system of coupled superconducting microwave resonators

Mark Colclough, Christopher Muirhead, Bindu-Malini Gunupudi

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A novel scheme is proposed for the study of energy transfer in a pair of coupled thin film superconducting microwave resonators. We show that the transfer could be achieved by modulating the kinetic inductance and that this has a number of advantages over earlier theoretical and experimental schemes, which use modulation of capacitance by vibrating nanobars or membranes. We show that the proposed scheme lends itself to the study of the classical analogues of Rabi and Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg oscillations and Landau-Zener transitions using experimentally achievable parameters. We consider a number of ways in which energy transfer (photon shuttle) between the two resonators could be achieved experimentally.
Original languageEnglish
Article number084904
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
Early online date24 Aug 2016
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 24 Aug 2016


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