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Multimode phononic correlations in a nondegenerate parametric amplifier

S. Chakram, Y. S. Patil and M. Vengalattore
Dec. 2014

We describe the realization of multimode phononic correlations that arise from nonlinear interactions in a mechanical nondegenerate parametric amplifier. The nature of these correlations differs qualitatively depending on the strength of the driving field in relation to the threshold for parametric instability. Below this threshold, the correlations are manifest in a combined quadrature of the coupled mechanical modes. In this regime, the system is amenable to back-action evading measurement schemes for the detection of weak forces. Above threshold, the correlations are manifest in the amplitude difference between the two mechanical modes, akin to intensity difference squeezing observed in optical parametric oscillators. We discuss the crossover of correlations between these two regimes and applications of this quantum-compatible mechanical system to nonlinear metrology and out-of-equilibrium dynamics.

BibTex: 
@article{chakramMultimode2015, author={S Chakram and Y S Patil and M Vengalattore}, title={Multimode phononic correlations in a nondegenerate parametric amplifier}, journal={New Journal of Physics}, volume={17}, number={6}, pages={063018}, url={http://stacks.iop.org/1367-2630/17/i=6/a=063018}, year={2015} }