Accession Number : AD1034031


Title :   Single Microwave-Photon Detector using an Artificial Lambda-type Three-Level System


Descriptive Note : Journal Article - Open Access


Corporate Author : MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington United States


Personal Author(s) : Oliver,William D ; Koshino,Kazuki ; Tsai,Jaw-Shen ; Yamamoto,Tsuyoshi ; Nakamura,Yasunobu ; Inomata,Kunihiro ; Lin,Zhirong


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/1034031.pdf


Report Date : 11 Jan 2016


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Single photon detection is a requisite technique in quantum-optics experiments in both the optical and the microwave domains. However, the energy of microwave quanta are four to five orders of magnitude less than their optical counterpart, making the efficient detection of single microwave photons extremely challenging. Here, we demonstrate the detection of a single microwave photon propagating through a waveguide. The detector is implemented with an impedance-matched artificial Lambda-system comprising the dressed states of a driven superconducting qubit coupled to a microwave resonator.


Descriptors :   resonant frequency , detectors , power levels , information processing , quantum optics , quantum information


Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Detection and Detectors


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE