Detecting single photons using superconducting nanowires

A. Fiore*, S. Jahanmiri Nejad, D. Sahin, G. Frucci, J. P. Sprengers, A. Gaggero, F. Mattioli, R. Leoni, J. Beetz, M. Lermer, M. Kamp, S. Höfling

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Abstract

Superconducting nanowires can be used to detect single photons with very high sensitivity and speed in the near-infrared. We present recent results on single-photon detectors integrated with microcavities and waveguides for increased efficiency, and photon-number-resolving detectors based on arrays of nanowires.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEuropean Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 16 Sep 201220 Sep 2012

Conference

ConferenceEuropean Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period16/09/1220/09/12

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    Fiore, A., Jahanmiri Nejad, S., Sahin, D., Frucci, G., Sprengers, J. P., Gaggero, A., Mattioli, F., Leoni, R., Beetz, J., Lermer, M., Kamp, M., & Höfling, S. (2012). Detecting single photons using superconducting nanowires. In European Conference and Exhibition on Optical Communication, ECEOC 2012 https://doi.org/10.1364/ECEOC.2012.Mo.2.E.5