EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 103, 2015XII International Workshop on Quantum Optics (IWQO-2015)
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New Generation of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors
Moscow State Pedagogical University, 1 Malaya Pirogovskaya, 119991, Moscow, Russia
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Published online: 25 September 2015
We present an overview of recent results for new generation of infrared and optical superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) that has already demonstrated a performance that makes them devices-of-choice for many applications. SNSPDs provide high efficiency for detecting individual photons while keeping dark counts and timing jitter minimal. Besides superior detection performance over a broad optical bandwidth, SNSPDs are also compatible with an integrated optical platform as a crucial requirement for applications in emerging quantum photonic technologies. By embedding SNSPDs in nanophotonic circuits we realize waveguide integrated single photon detectors which unite all desirable detector properties in a single device.
Key words: superconducting single photon detectors / optical and IR wavelength radiation
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