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



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


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
Optics Express


nanowire, superconductor, single photon, detector


Verma, V. , Korzh, B. , Bussieres, F. , Horansky, R. , Dyer, S. , Lita, A. , Vayshenker, I. , Marsili, F. , Shaw, M. , Zbinden, H. , Mirin, R. and Nam, S. (2015), High-efficiency superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors fabricated from MoSi thin-films, Optics Express, [online], (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created December 22, 2015, Updated July 26, 2019