Experimental demonstration of a novel superconducting photon-number resolving detector at telecom wavelengths

Saeedeh Jahanmirinejad, Giulia Frucci, Francesco Mattioli, Dondu Sahin, Alessandro Gaggero, Roberto Leoni, Andrea Fiore

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Abstract

We present a novel configuration for a photon number resolving detector based on a series array of shunted superconducting nanowires, which has the potential to provide a high dynamic range. The first prototype of the detector consisting of four series elements is demonstrated with the ability to resolve up to four photons in an incident optical pulse at the telecommunication wavelength window.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume8375
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventAdvanced Photon Counting Techniques VI - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 25 Apr 201226 Apr 2012

Conference

ConferenceAdvanced Photon Counting Techniques VI
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period25/04/1226/04/12

Keywords

  • photon-number resolving detectors
  • quantum optics
  • superconducting single-photon detectors

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