Implementation of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors for quantum photonics

F. Mattioli, A. Gaggero, M. Graziosi, Z. Zhou, R. Gaudio, A. Fiore, R. Leoni

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Abstract

Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) are the detectors of choice in quantum optics applications due to their leading performances. To exploit their performances, great care must be devoted to efficiently couple light from a single-mode fiber to their small area, ∼10 μm in size, at cryogenic temperature (∼3K). In addition, to further improve the SNSPDs functionality, implementing the photon number resolving capability, arrays of spatially multiplexed SNSPDs, must be realized. We will discuss our results obtained for these two approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies (Fotonica 2016)
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherInstitution of Engineering and Technology (IET)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-1-78561-268-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Event18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies (Fotonica 2016) - Rome, Italy
Duration: 6 Jun 20168 Jun 2016
Conference number: 18

Conference

Conference18th Italian National Conference on Photonic Technologies (Fotonica 2016)
Abbreviated titleFotonica 2016
CountryItaly
CityRome
Period6/06/168/06/16

Keywords

  • Photon number resolving detectors
  • Single photon detectors
  • Superconducting nanowire detectors

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