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Development of superconducting single and photon-number resolving detectors for quantum applications

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Author(s)

Adriana Lita, Dileep Reddy, Varun Verma, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam

Abstract

Single-photon detectors based on superconducting thin films have become a viable class of technologies for widespread usage in quantum optics. In this tutorial paper we introduce the key performance metrics required of them for quantum information processing and related fields. We review the latest records achieved by such devices, study technical details regarding recent improvements in superconducting nanowire detectors and transition-edge sensors, and present representative applications in cutting-edge research areas that benefit from these advances.
Citation
Journal of Lightwave Technology
Volume
40
Issue
23

Keywords

superconductivity, single photon, detectors, photon number

Citation

Lita, A. , Reddy, D. , Verma, V. , Mirin, R. and Nam, S. (2022), Development of superconducting single and photon-number resolving detectors for quantum applications, Journal of Lightwave Technology, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/JLT.2022.3195000, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934759 (Accessed July 15, 2024)

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Created July 29, 2022, Updated May 11, 2023