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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Detectors II (QTu3E)

Extending Single-Photon Optimized Superconducting Transition Edge Sensors beyond the single-photon counting regime

Thomas Gerrits, Brice Calkins, Adriana E. Lita, Alan Migdall, Richard Mirin, and Sae Woo Nam  »View Author Affiliations


http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/QELS.2012.QTu3E.2


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Abstract

We illuminate a photon-number-resolving transition edge sensor with strong pulses of light containing up to 6.7 million photons. We show that the sensor operates from the single-photon-counting regime to picowatt levels of light.

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OCIS Codes
(040.3780) Detectors : Low light level
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors

Citation
T. Gerrits, B. Calkins, A. E. Lita, A. Migdall, R. Mirin, and S. W. Nam, "Extending Single-Photon Optimized Superconducting Transition Edge Sensors beyond the single-photon counting regime," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper QTu3E.2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=QELS-2012-QTu3E.2


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