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Detecting Single Infrared Photons with 93 % System Efficiency



Francesco F. Marsili, Varun B. Verma, Jeffrey A. Stern, Sean D. Harrington, Adriana E. Lita, Thomas Gerrits, Igor Vayshenker, Burm Baek, Matthew D. Shaw, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam


Single-photon detectors (SPDs) are nonlinear transducers that respond to the absorption of one or more photons with an electrical signal1. SPDs at near infrared wavelengths with high system detection efficiency (> 90%), low dark count rate (


Marsili, F. , Verma, V. , Stern, J. , Harrington, S. , Lita, A. , Gerrits, T. , Vayshenker, I. , Baek, B. , Shaw, M. , Mirin, R. and Nam, S. (2013), Detecting Single Infrared Photons with 93 % System Efficiency, Nature, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created February 25, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017