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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 10208–10214

High performance fiber-coupled NbTiN superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with Gifford-McMahon cryocooler

Shigehito Miki, Taro Yamashita, Hirotaka Terai, and Zhen Wang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 10208-10214 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.010208


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Abstract

We present high performance fiber-coupled niobium titanium nitride superconducting nanowire single photon detectors fabricated on thermally oxidized silicon substrates. The best device showed a system detection efficiency (DE) of 74%, dark count rate of 100 c/s, and full width at half maximum timing jitter of 68 ps under a bias current of 18.0 μA with a practical Gifford-McMahon cryocooler system. We also introduced six detectors into the cryocooler and confirmed that the system DE of all detectors was higher than 67% at the dark count rate of 100 c/s.

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OCIS Codes
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 10, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 14, 2013
Published: April 17, 2013

Citation
Shigehito Miki, Taro Yamashita, Hirotaka Terai, and Zhen Wang, "High performance fiber-coupled NbTiN superconducting nanowire single photon detectors with Gifford-McMahon cryocooler," Opt. Express 21, 10208-10214 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-8-10208


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