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Optical and near-infrared Photon detection with Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensors

Published

Author(s)

Sae Woo Nam, Adriana E. Lita, Danna Rosenberg, Aaron J. Miller

Abstract

There is increasing interest in using high-performance cryogenic optical photon detectors in a variety of applications in quantum information science and technology. These applications require detectors that have extremely low dark count rates, high photon count rates, high quantum efficiency, and moderate energy resolution or photon number resolution for near-infrared and optical photons. In this paper, we describe the operation, fabrication, and performance of superconducting transition-edge sensors designed for quantum optics and information applications.
Proceedings Title
Conf. Dig., LEOS Summer Topical Meetings; Infrared Sensors
Conference Dates
July 17-19, 2006
Conference Location
Quebec
Conference Title
IEEE LEOS summer Topical Meeting

Keywords

quantum information, single photon detector, superconductivity

Citation

Nam, S. , Lita, A. , Rosenberg, D. and Miller, A. (2006), Optical and near-infrared Photon detection with Superconducting Transition-Edge Sensors, Conf. Dig., LEOS Summer Topical Meetings; Infrared Sensors, Quebec, -1, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/LEOSST.2006.1694046 (Accessed February 23, 2024)
Created July 17, 2006, Updated November 10, 2018