High Quality Quasinormal Modes of Phononic Crystals for Quantum Acoustodynamics

Aleksey N. Bolgar, Shtefan V. Sanduleanu, Aleksandr Strelnikov, Oleg V. Astafiev

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Phononic crystals are a promising platform for the study of quantum acoustodynamics. In a recent experiment, the interaction of a superconducting quantum bit with modes of a phononic crystal has been demonstrated. The field of these modes is localized in a compact area, providing high values of the coupling constant with the qubit. However, the Q-factor of phononic crystal modes is strongly limited (∼ 1050) due to a phonon emission from the crystal ends. For further use of phononic crystals in research in the field of quantum acoustodynamics, it is desirable to overcome this limitation in the quality factor. In this work, we have proposed a structure consisting of a phononic crystal placed between the Bragg mirrors. Our simulations predict that the Q-factor in such a structure can reach (∼ 100000). We demonstrate experimental results in which this structure has a Q-factor (∼ 60,000), which is 60 times higher than that of an acoustic crystal of the same size.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2022


  • Piezoelectric
  • Quantum acoustics
  • Quantum acoustodynamics
  • Quartz
  • Quasinormal mode
  • Reflective array method
  • Superconducting qubit


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