Multiplexed Readout

The read-out of large array of MMC detector will be performed using the microwave multiplexing scheme. In this multiplexing scheme every detector is coupled to a non-hysteretic, un-shunted rf-SQUID which is coupled to a superconducting microwave resonator with high internal quality factor and unique resonance frequency. A change of magnetic flux inside the SQUID caused by an event in the detector leads to a change of the effective SQUID inducance and therefore, due to the mutual interaction, to a change of the resonance frequency of the corresponding microwave resonator. It is possible to measure the signal of each detector simultaneously by capacitively coupling the corresponding number of resonators to a common transmission line, injecting a microwave frequency comb driving each resonator at resonance and monitoring either amplitude or phase of each frequency component of the transmitted signal.