Superconducting Devices in Quantum Optics

  • Robert H. Hadfield
  • Göran Johansson

Part of the Quantum Science and Technology book series (QST)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Superconducting Single Photon Detectors: Technology and Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Faraz Najafi, Francesco Marsili, Varun B. Verma, Qingyuan Zhao, Matthew D. Shaw, Karl K. Berggren et al.
      Pages 3-30
    3. Thomas Gerrits, Adriana Lita, Brice Calkins, Sae Woo Nam
      Pages 31-60
    4. Döndü Sahin, Alessandro Gaggero, Roberto Leoni, Andrea Fiore
      Pages 61-83
    5. Wolfram H. P. Pernice, Carsten Schuck, Hong X. Tang
      Pages 85-105
    6. Shigehito Miki, Mikio Fujiwara, Rui-Bo Jin, Takashi Yamamoto, Masahide Sasaki
      Pages 107-135
  3. Superconducting Quantum Circuits: Microwave Photon Detection, Feedback and Quantum Acoustics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Bixuan Fan, Gerard J. Milburn, Thomas M. Stace
      Pages 139-162
    3. Kater W. Murch, Rajamani Vijay, Irfan Siddiqi
      Pages 163-185
    4. Diego Ristè, Leonardo DiCarlo
      Pages 187-216
    5. Thomas Aref, Per Delsing, Maria K. Ekström, Anton Frisk Kockum, Martin V. Gustafsson, Göran Johansson et al.
      Pages 217-244
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 245-249

About this book


This book presents the basics and applications of superconducting devices in quantum optics. Over the past decade, superconducting devices have risen to prominence in the arena of quantum optics and quantum information processing. Superconducting detectors provide unparalleled performance for the detection of infrared photons in quantum cryptography, enable fundamental advances in quantum optics, and provide a direct route to on-chip optical quantum information processing. Superconducting circuits based on Josephson junctions provide a blueprint for scalable quantum information processing as well as opening up a new regime for quantum optics at microwave wavelengths.  The new field of quantum acoustics allows the state of a superconducting qubit to be transmitted as a phonon excitation.  This volume, edited by two leading researchers, provides a timely compilation of contributions from top groups worldwide across this dynamic field, anticipating future advances in this domain.


1-photon Detection Entanglement in Superconducting Circuits Entanglement in Superconducting Circuits Interfacing Qubits Microwave Quantum Optics Quantum Information Networks Scalable Quantum Computers Single Photon Detector Solid State Qubits Superconducting Devices Superconducting Single Photon Detectors Telecom Wavelength Photons Transition Edge Sensors in Quantum Optics

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert H. Hadfield
    • 1
  • Göran Johansson
    • 2
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of GlasgowGlasgowUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Microtechnology and NanoscienceChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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