Colloquium: Stimulating uncertainty: Amplifying the quantum vacuum with superconducting circuits

@article{Nation2012ColloquiumSU,
  title={Colloquium: Stimulating uncertainty: Amplifying the quantum vacuum with superconducting circuits},
  author={P. D. Nation and J. R. Johansson and Miles P. Blencowe and Franco Nori},
  journal={Reviews of Modern Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={84},
  pages={1-24}
}
The ability to generate particles from the quantum vacuum is one of the most pro- found consequences of Heisenberg's uncertainty principle. Although the significance of vacuum fluctuations can be seen throughout physics, the experimental realization of vacuum amplification effects has until now been limited to a few cases. Superconducting circuit devices, driven by the goal to achieve a viable quantum computer, may soon be able to realize the elusive verification of the dynamical Casimir effect… Expand
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