Single-photon detection system for quantum optics applications

A. Korneev, Y. Vachtomin, O. Minaeva, A. Divochiy, K.V. Smirnov, O. Okunev, G.N. Gol'tsman, C. Zinoni, N.J.G. Chauvin, L.P. Balet, F. Marsili, D.M.J. Bitauld, B. Alloing, L.H. Li, A. Fiore, L. Lunghi, A. Gerardino, M. Halder, C. Jorel, H. Zbinden

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We describe the design and characterization of a fiber-coupled double-channel single-photon detection system based on superconducting single-photon detectors (SSPD), and its application for quantum optics experiments on semiconductor nanostructures. When operated at 2-K temperature, the system shows 10% quantum efficiency at 1.3-mum wavelength with dark count rate below 10 counts per second and timing resolution
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)944-951
JournalIEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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