Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
We provide a quantum analysis of a dc SQUID mechanical displacement detector within the subcritical Josephson current regime. A segment of the SQUID loop forms the mechanical resonator and motion of the latter is transduced inductively through changes in the flux threading the loop. Expressions are derived for the detector signal response and noise, which are used to evaluate the position and force detection sensitivity. We also investigate cooling of the mechanical resonator due to detector back reaction.
Blencowe, M. P. and Buks, E., "Quantum Analysis of a Linear dc SQUID Mechanical Displacement Detector" (2007). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 1939.