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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2013
  • pp: 22683–22692

Absorption engineering of NbN nanowires deposited on silicon nitride nanophotonic circuits

V. Kovalyuk, W. Hartmann, O. Kahl, N. Kaurova, A. Korneev, G. Goltsman, and W. H. P. Pernice  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 19, pp. 22683-22692 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.022683


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Abstract

We investigate the absorption properties of U-shaped niobium nitride (NbN) nanowires atop nanophotonic circuits. Nanowires as narrow as 20nm are realized in direct contact with Si3N4 waveguides and their absorption properties are extracted through balanced measurements. We perform a full characterization of the absorption coefficient in dependence of length, width and separation of the fabricated nanowires, as well as for waveguides with different cross-section and etch depth. Our results show excellent agreement with finite-element analysis simulations for all considered parameters. The experimental data thus allows for optimizing absorption properties of emerging single-photon detectors co-integrated with telecom wavelength optical circuits.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(160.1050) Materials : Acousto-optical materials
(220.4241) Optical design and fabrication : Nanostructure fabrication

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: July 23, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 9, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2013
Published: September 19, 2013

Citation
V. Kovalyuk, W. Hartmann, O. Kahl, N. Kaurova, A. Korneev, G. Goltsman, and W. H. P. Pernice, "Absorption engineering of NbN nanowires deposited on silicon nitride nanophotonic circuits," Opt. Express 21, 22683-22692 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-19-22683


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