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High-efficiency superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors fabricated from MoSi thin-films

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Author(s)

Varun B. Verma, Boris Korzh, Felix Bussieres, Robert D. Horansky, Shellee D. Dyer, Adriana E. Lita, Igor Vayshenker, Francesco Marsili, Matthew D. Shaw, Hugo Zbinden, Richard P. Mirin, Sae Woo Nam

Abstract

We report on MoSi SNSPDs which achieved high system detection efficiency (87.1 ± 0.5% at 1542 nm) at 0.7 K and we demonstrate that these detectors can also be operated with saturated internal efficiency at a temperature of 2.3 K in a Gifford-McMahon cryocooler. We measured a minimum system jitter of 76 ps, maximum count rate approaching 10 MHz, and polarization dependence as low as 3.3 ± 0.1%. The performance of MoSi SNSPDs at 2.3 K is similar to the performance of WSi SNSPDs at
Citation
Optics Express
Volume
23
Issue
26

Keywords

nanowire, superconductor, single photon, detector
Created December 22, 2015, Updated July 26, 2019