Quantum Optics with Superconducting Circuits
I will discuss recent results in circuit quantum electrodynamics, a solid-state version of cavity QED in which a superconducting qubit is strongly coupled to photons in a transmission line microwave resonator. In this system, extremely strong coupling rates are possible, with a qubit able to absorb and re-emit the same photon hundreds of times before the system decays. This system enables a wide variety of experiments, including measuring and detecting single microwave photons, and photon mediated qubit-qubit interactions. I will focus on results from microwave photon experiments, with a brief outlook on future experiments simulating condensed matter systems with interacting microwave photons.