Relève étoile Louis-Berlinguet 
March 2019

Baptiste Royer

PhD student in Physics
Université de Sherbrooke

Award-winning publicationItinerant microwave photon detector

Published in: Physical Review Letters


At the turn of the last century, Albert Einstein argued that light is made up of clearly defined packets of energy: photons. A few decades later, the ability to detect single photons revolutionized several aspects of modern physics, from the infinitely small to the infinitely large. In his paper, Baptiste Royer sets out an innovative method to measure single microwave photons, which was previously only possible for photons of visible light. The detector will serve a range of applications, from quantum computing to dark matter detection.