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Highly sensitive detection of single microwave photons with coherent quantum network of superconducting qubits for searching galactic axions

Project description

Breakthrough method of detecting low-energy microwave photons

Detecting single photons at the microwave frequency range is important in the search for axion dark matter, quantum computing and metrology applications. The EU-funded SUPERGALAX project proposes a novel approach for the acquisition of extremely low-energy microwave signals. Researchers will fabricate and explore the dynamics of coherent quantum networks comprising a large amount of strongly interacting superconducting qubits – transmons and flux qubits. The team expect that the measurement sensitivity of their superconducting network detector will reach the Heisenberg limit – the standard limit on the precision with which a quantum measurement can be carried out. Manipulating and measuring individual photons at particularly low microwave frequencies will aid in the detection of hypothetical dark-matter axions, making information processing more efficient.

Call for proposal

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2020

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Sub call

H2020-FETOPEN-2018-2019-2020-01

Coordinator

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Net EU contribution
€ 424 348,75
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Italy

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (6)

RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 337 500,00
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44801 Bochum

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Arnsberg Bochum, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LOUGHBOROUGH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 386 463,75
Address
Ashby Road
LE11 3TU Loughborough

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Region
East Midlands (England) Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 370 000,00
Address
Strada Delle Cacce 91
10135 Torino

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Region
Nord-Ovest Piemonte Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER TECHNOLOGIE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 348 170,00
Address
Kaiserstrasse 12
76131 Karlsruhe

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Region
Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe Karlsruhe, Stadtkreis
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER PHOTONISCHE TECHNOLOGIEN E.V.
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 363 500,00
Address
Albert Einstein Strasse 9
07745 Jena

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Region
Thüringen Thüringen Jena, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 226 250,00
Address
Via Enrico Fermi 54
00044 Frascati

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00