Fiber-coupled nanowire photon counter at 1550 nm with 24% system detection efficiency
Author(s)Hu, Xiaolong; Zhong, Tian; White, James E.; Dauler, Eric A.; Najafi, Faraz; Herder, Charles Henry; Wong, Franco N. C.; Berggren, Karl K.; ... Show more Show less
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We developed a fiber-coupled superconducting nanowire single-photon detector system in a close-cycled cryocooler and achieved 24% and 22% system detection efficiencies at wavelengths of 1550 and 1315 nm, respectively. The maximum dark count rate was ~1000 counts/s.
DepartmentLincoln Laboratory; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics
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Xiaolong Hu, Tian Zhong, James E. White, Eric A. Dauler, Faraz Najafi, Charles H. Herder, Franco N. C. Wong, and Karl K. Berggren, "Fiber-coupled nanowire photon counter at 1550 nm with 24% system detection efficiency," Opt. Lett. 34, 3607-3609 (2009) © 2009 Optical Society of America
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