EMP is funded through the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission.
Selected Publications

Quantum versus Classical Regime in Circuit Quantum Acoustodynamics

Gang-hui Zeng, Yang Zhang, Aleksey N. Bolgar, Dong He, Bin Li, Xin-hui Ruan, Lan Zhou, Le-Mang Kuang, Oleg V. Astafiev, Yu-xi Liu, Z. H. Peng

We experimentally study a circuit quantum acoustodynamics system, which consists of a superconducting artificial atom, coupled to both a two-dimensional surface acoustic wave resonator and a one-dimensional microwave transmission line. The strong coupling between the artificial atom and the acoustic wave resonator is confirmed by the observation of the vacuum Rabi splitting at the base temperature of dilution refrigerator. We show that the propagation of microwave photons in the microwave transmission line can be controlled by a few phonons in the acoustic wave resonator. Furthermore, we demonstrate the temperature effect on the measurements of the Rabi splitting and temperature induced transitions from high excited dressed states. We find that the spectrum structure of two-peak for the Rabi splitting becomes into those of several peaks, and gradually disappears with the increase of the environmental temperature T. The quantum-to-classical transition is observed around the crossover temperature Tc, which is determined via the thermal fluctuation energy kBT and the characteristic energy level spacing of the coupled system. Experimental results agree well with the theoretical simulations via the master equation of the coupled system at different effective temperatures.

New J. Phys. 23 123001 (2021)

doi: 10.1088/1367-2630/ac3555