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Progress on Single Photon Detector Efficiency Calibrations at NIST

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Author(s)

Thomas Gerrits, John H. Lehman, Alan Migdall, Sae Woo Nam, Igor Vayshenker, Chih-Ming Wang

Abstract

We report on our progress towards implementing a measurement service aimed at the calibration of single-photon detectors. We present how our calibration is tied to the calibration of our transfer standard optical fiber power meters. We also developed and built a superconducting nanowire single photon detector system for use as an in-house reference for single photon detection efficiency measurements. This system can also be utilized in comparisons among NIST and other NMIs.
Proceedings Title
Proceeding of NEWRAD 2017, 13th International Conference on New Developments and Applications in
Optical Radiometry
Conference Dates
June 13-16, 2017
Conference Location
Tokyo, JP
Conference Title
NEWRAD 2017, 13th International Conference on New Developments and Applications in
Optical Radiometry

Keywords

single photon detector calibration

Citation

Gerrits, T. , Lehman, J. , Migdall, A. , Nam, S. , Vayshenker, I. and Wang, C. (2017), Progress on Single Photon Detector Efficiency Calibrations at NIST, Proceeding of NEWRAD 2017, 13th International Conference on New Developments and Applications in Optical Radiometry, Tokyo, JP, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=922943 (Accessed May 26, 2024)

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Created June 14, 2017, Updated April 9, 2024