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Proposal for an optomechanical traveling wave phonon–photon translator

Safavi-Naeini, Amir H. and Painter, Oskar (2011) Proposal for an optomechanical traveling wave phonon–photon translator. New Journal of Physics, 13 (1). Art. No. 013017. ISSN 1367-2630.

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In this paper, we describe a general optomechanical system for converting photons to phonons in an efficient and reversible manner. We analyze classically and quantum mechanically the conversion process and proceed to a more concrete description of a phonon–photon translator (PPT) formed from coupled photonic and phononic crystal planar circuits. The application of the PPT to RF-microwave photonics and circuit QED, including proposals utilizing this system for optical wavelength conversion, long-lived quantum memory and state transfer from optical to superconducting qubits, is considered.

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Additional Information:© 2011 IOP Publishing Ltd and Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. Received 1 October 2010; Published 13 January 2011. We thank Darrick Chang, Thiago Alegre, Matt Eichenfield, Klemens Hammerer and Peter Zoller for useful discussions. This work was supported by the DARPA/MTO ORCHID program through a grant from AFOSR and by the NSF through EMT grant no. 0622246 and CIAN grant no. EEC-0812072. ASN acknowledges support from the NSERC of Canada.
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Classification Code:PACS: 42.70.Qs; 42.79.Nv; 63.20.-e
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