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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 11162–11170

Integrated autocorrelator based on superconducting nanowires

Döndü Sahin, Alessandro Gaggero, Thang Ba Hoang, Giulia Frucci, Francesco Mattioli, Roberto Leoni, Johannes Beetz, Matthias Lermer, Martin Kamp, Sven Höfling, and Andrea Fiore  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 11162-11170 (2013)

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We demonstrate an integrated autocorrelator based on two superconducting single-photon detectors patterned on top of a GaAs ridge waveguide. This device enables the on-chip measurement of the second-order intensity correlation function g(2)(τ). A polarization-independent device quantum efficiency in the 1% range is reported, with a timing jitter of 88 ps at 1300 nm. g(2)(τ) measurements of continuous-wave and pulsed laser excitations are demonstrated with no measurable crosstalk within our measurement accuracy.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(270.5570) Quantum optics : Quantum detectors

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

Original Manuscript: February 15, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 19, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 22, 2013
Published: April 30, 2013

Döndü Sahin, Alessandro Gaggero, Thang Ba Hoang, Giulia Frucci, Francesco Mattioli, Roberto Leoni, Johannes Beetz, Matthias Lermer, Martin Kamp, Sven Höfling, and Andrea Fiore, "Integrated autocorrelator based on superconducting nanowires," Opt. Express 21, 11162-11170 (2013)

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