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Abstract's title: Superconducting systems for single microwave-photon detection and axion dark matter search
Submitting author: Fabio Chiarello
Affiliation: IFN-CNR
Affiliation Address: Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie CNR via Cineto Romano, 42 00156 Roma
Country: Italy
Oral presentation/Poster (Author's request): Oral presentation
Other authors and affiliations: Claudio Gatti (INFN-LNF), Maria Gabriella Castellano (IFN-CNR), Francesco Mattioli (IFN-CNR), Guido Torrioli (IFN-CNR)

The use of superconducting systems such as qubits, Josephson parametric amplifiers, circuit QED etc., allows the detection of single photons in the microwave range [1], a very difficult task because of the low energy of the photons involved. This make potentially accessible a series of important applications such as quantum computing, quantum metrology, ultrasensitive spectrum analysis of cryogenic environment, cosmic background radiation detection, search for exotic particles and so on [2]. In particular, single microwave-photon superconducting detectors can be a very important tool for the search of axion dark matter [3]. We present a proposal and discuss perspectives and issues in this direction.

[1] K. Inomata et al., Single microwave-photon detector using an artificial Λ-type three-level system, Nature Communications 7, 12303 (2016).

[2] A. J. Manninen et al., in 29th Conference on Precision Electromagnetic Measurements (CPEM 2014), (2014), pp. 324–325.

[3] T. M. Shokair et al., Future directions in the microwave cavity search for dark matter axions, Int. J. Mod. Phys. A 29, 1443004 (2014).