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Detecting itinerant single microwave photons

Sankar Raman Sathyamoorthy (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Tillämpad kvantfysik) ; T. M. Stace ; Göran Johansson (Institutionen för mikroteknologi och nanovetenskap, Tillämpad kvantfysik)
Comptes Rendus Physique (1631-0705). Vol. 17 (2016), 7, p. 756-765.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

Single-photon detectors are fundamental tools of investigation in quantum optics and play a central role in measurement theory and quantum informatics. Photodetectors based on different technologies exist at optical frequencies and much effort is currently being spent on pushing their efficiencies to meet the demands coming from the quantum computing and quantum communication proposals. In the microwave regime, however, a single-photon detector has remained elusive, although several theoretical proposals have been put forth. In this article, we review these recent proposals, especially focusing on non-destructive detectors of propagating microwave photons. These detection schemes using superconducting artificial atoms can reach detection efficiencies of 90% with the existing technologies and are ripe for experimental investigations. (C) 2016 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

Nyckelord: Single-photon detection, Quantum nondemolition, Superconducting circuits, Microwave photons, quantum-nondemolition measurements, circuit, optics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physics

Denna post skapades 2016-10-28.
CPL Pubid: 244407


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