Single-photon detection at the nanoscale with superconducting nanowires

D.M.J. Bitauld, F. Marsili, A. Fiore, A. Gaggero, R. Leoni, F. Mattioli, M. Benkahoul, F.A. Lévy

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Abstract

We evidence the nanoscale nature of photodetection in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors by a spatially-resolved efficiency measurement. A novel nanoscale detector, with 100×100 nm2 active area, is also demonstrated using an artificial constriction
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, 2008 and 2008 Conference on Quantum Electronics and Laser Science : CLEO/QELS 2008 ; 4 - 9 May 2008, San Jose, [CA]
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages4553067-
ISBN (Print)978-1-55752-859-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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