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Publication Citation: Transition edge sensors with low jitter and fast recovery times

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Author(s): Antia A. Lamas-Linares; Nathan A. Tomlin; Brice R. Calkins; Adriana E. Lita; Thomas Gerrits; Joern Beyer; Richard P. Mirin; Sae Woo Nam;
Title: Transition edge sensors with low jitter and fast recovery times
Published: July 30, 2012
Abstract: Superconducting transition edge sensors (TES) for single photon detection have been shown to have almost perfect quantum efficiency (98%) at a wide range of wavelengths. Their high quantum efficiency combined with their ability to intrisically measure the energy of the absorption event results in a detector that is able to distinguish photon number with high fidelity and without any multiplexing structure. These are highly desired properties in quantum optics experiments, however, the wider adoption of TESs has been hindered by relatively poor timing performance, both in recovery time and in timing resolution (jitter).We will show how both these aspects can be addressed by material and thermal engineering and appropriate readout configurations, while maintaing the high efficiency and the photon number resolution.
Conference: Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing
Proceedings: Abstracts Conference on Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing
Pages: pp. 201 - 201
Location: Vienna, -1
Dates: July 30-August 3, 2012
Keywords: transition edge sensor; low timing jitter; quantum information
Research Areas: Quantum Computing/Quantum Computation, Single Photon Detectors, Quantum Optics
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