We study the time evolution of two coupled quantum harmonic oscillators interacting through nonlinear optomechanical-like Hamiltonians that include cross-Kerr interactions. We employ techniques developed to decouple the time-evolution operator and obtain the analytical solution for the time evolution of the system. We apply these results to obtain explicit expressions of a few quantities of interest. Our results do not require approximations and therefore allow us to study the nature and implications of the full nonlinearity of the system. As a potential application, we show that it is possible to greatly increase the population of phonons using a suitable combination of cubic and cross-Kerr interactions.

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