SIMP - SIngle Microwave Photon detection

Many of modern physics questions, from the nature of dark matter to the properties of the quantum vacuum, require the detection of meV electromagnetic signals and of very low intensity, up to the limit of single photon.  This is the challenge that the INFN SIMP project has taken up. SIMP is developing two devices based on nanotechnology and superconductivity: the Transition Edge Sensor and the Josephson junctions. The former are currently able to measure single infrared photons, while the latter are used as qubits within quantum computers.

The LNF laboratory, the INFN sections of  Pisa and GC Salerno, the TIFPA in Trento, together with the CNR-IFN  in Rome, the CNR-NEST in Pisa and the INRIM in Turin collaborate on the project.

Local activities:

we perform modeling and numerical simulations of single microwave photon detectors based on Josephson junctions..

Main equipment:

dual Xeon processors workstation equipped with Nvidia Titan RX GPU for heavy parallel computations.

The local group:

S. Pagano, G. Filatrella, C. Barone, C. Guarcello, A. Piedjou Komnang

Local P.I.:

S. Pagano, spagano@unisa.it