Relativistic motion with superconducting qubits
Author(s): S. Felicetti, C.Sabín, I. Fuentes, L. Lamata, G. Romero, E. Solano
Journal: Phys. Rev. B
DOI Number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.92.064501
Link: Link to publication
We show how the dynamical modulation of the qubit-field coupling strength in a circuit quantum electrodynamics architecture mimics the motion of the qubit at relativistic speeds. This allows us to propose a realistic experiment to detect microwave photons coming from simulated acceleration radiation. Moreover, by combining this technique with the dynamical Casimir physics, we enhance the toolbox for studying relativistic phenomena in quantum field theory with superconducting circuits.