New Journal of Physics
We describe a possible implementation of the nanomechanical quantum superposition generation and detection scheme described in the preceding, companion paper (Armour A D and Blencowe M P 2008 New. J. Phys. 10 095004). The implementation is based on the circuit quantum electrodynamics (QED) set-up, with the addition of a mechanical degree of freedom formed out of a suspended, doubly-clamped segment of the superconducting loop of a dc SQUID located directly opposite the centre conductor of a coplanar waveguide (CPW). The relative merits of two SQUID based qubit realizations are addressed, in particular a capacitively coupled charge qubit and inductively coupled flux qubit. It is found that both realizations are equally promising, with comparable qubit–mechanical resonator mode as well as qubit–microwave resonator mode coupling strengths.
Blencowe, M. P. and Armour, A. D., "Probing the Quantum Coherence of a Nanomechanical Resonator Using a Superconducting Qubit: II. Implementation" (2008). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1899.