3 October 2011 Development of superconducting single-photon detectors for integrated quantum photonics applications
Author Affiliations +
The implementation of single-photon detectors in waveguide photonic circuits will open the possibility of experiments in quantum regime that would otherwise be impossible to be implemented using bulk optics. Nanowire superconducting single-photon detectors (SSPDs) are good candidates for integration due to their relative ease of fabrication on top of GaAs heterostructures. In this paper we show the experimental demonstration of single-photon detectors, based on superconducting nanowires, fully integrated with GaAs/AlGaAs ridge waveguides. We will discuss all the major challenges surmounted and all the steps necessary to achieve these results.
© (2011) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
R. Leoni, R. Leoni, A. Gaggero, A. Gaggero, J. P. Sprengers, J. P. Sprengers, F. Mattioli, F. Mattioli, D. Sahin, D. Sahin, S. Jahanmiri Nejad, S. Jahanmiri Nejad, J. Beetz, J. Beetz, M. Lermer, M. Lermer, M. Kamp, M. Kamp, S. Höfling, S. Höfling, A. Fiore, A. Fiore, } "Development of superconducting single-photon detectors for integrated quantum photonics applications", Proc. SPIE 8172, Optical Complex Systems: OCS11, 81720P (3 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.902329; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.902329

Back to Top