Generation of the superposition of mesoscopic states of nano-mechanical resonator by a single two-level system

Research paper by Manoj Das, J. K. Verma, P. K. Pathak

Indexed on: 10 Apr '17Published on: 10 Apr '17Published in: arXiv - Quantum Physics


We propose measurement based conditional generation of superposition of motional states of nanomechanical resonator. We consider a two level quantum mechanical system coupled with nanomechanical resonator through phonon exchange. An interaction, which produces shifts in the state of nanomechanical resonator depending on the state of the qubit, is realized by driving qubit through two resonant lasers. The measurement of the state of quantum mechanical system produces superposition states of nanomechanical resonator. We show that the quantum interference between states in superposition may lead to arbitrary large displacement in resonator. We also discuss decoherence of generated states using Wigner function.