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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2009
  • pp: 3607–3609

Fiber-coupled nanowire photon counter at 1550 nm with 24% system detection efficiency

Xiaolong Hu, Tian Zhong, James E. White, Eric A. Dauler, Faraz Najafi, Charles H. Herder, Franco N.C. Wong, and Karl K. Berggren  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 23, pp. 3607-3609 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.003607


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Abstract

We developed a fiber-coupled superconducting nanowire single-photon detector system in a close-cycled cryocooler and achieved 24% and 22% system detection efficiencies at wavelengths of 1550 and 1315 nm , respectively. The maximum dark count rate was 1000  counts s .

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(030.5260) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon counting
(040.3060) Detectors : Infrared
(040.5160) Detectors : Photodetectors
(040.5570) Detectors : Quantum detectors

ToC Category:
Detectors

History
Original Manuscript: July 14, 2009
Revised Manuscript: October 9, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2009
Published: November 17, 2009

Citation
Xiaolong Hu, Tian Zhong, James E. White, Eric A. Dauler, Faraz Najafi, Charles H. Herder, Franco N. C. Wong, and Karl K. Berggren, "Fiber-coupled nanowire photon counter at 1550 nm with 24% system detection efficiency," Opt. Lett. 34, 3607-3609 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-23-3607

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