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Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector Arrays for the Near- to Mid-Infrared

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Author(s)

Benedikt Hampel, Richard Mirin, Sae Woo Nam, Varun Verma

Abstract

Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPDs) are excellent devices for the analysis of faint light from the ultraviolet to the mid-infrared. Recent developments push their broad wavelength bandwidth further into the mid-infrared towards 20 μm and enable new areas of application such as astronomy and chemistry. SNSPDs could play a major role in the field of exoplanet spectroscopy where absorption lines of atmospheric components in the mid-infrared contain a wealth of information. In this work, we present current progress towards optimized detectors for mid-infrared wavelengths and their integration in arrays with the ultimate goal of demonstrating a large scale, single-photon-sensitive mid-infrared camera.
Proceedings Title
2023 48th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz)
Conference Dates
September 17-22, 2023
Conference Location
Montreal, CA
Conference Title
48th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves

Keywords

SNSPD, mid-infrared, arrays, single-photon detectors

Citation

Hampel, B. , Mirin, R. , Nam, S. and Verma, V. (2023), Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector Arrays for the Near- to Mid-Infrared, 2023 48th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz), Montreal, CA, [online], https://doi.org/10.1109/IRMMW-THz57677.2023.10298896, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=956212 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created October 31, 2023, Updated November 15, 2023