Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
We propose a superconducting circuit comprising a dc superconducting quantum interference device with a mechanically compliant arm embedded in a coplanar microwave cavity that realizes an optomechanical system with a degenerate or nondegenerate parametric interaction generated via the dynamical Casimir effect. For experimentally feasible parameters, this setup is capable of reaching the single-photon ultrastrong-coupling regime while simultaneously possessing a parametric coupling strength approaching the renormalized cavity frequency. This opens up the possibility of observing the interplay between these two fundamental nonlinearities at the single-photon level.
Nation, P. D.; Suh, J.; and Blencowe, M. P., "Ultrastrong Optomechanics Incorporating the Dynamical Casimir Effect" (2016). Open Dartmouth: Faculty Open Access Articles. 3515.