SSPD Characteristics

Ultra-fast response

  • Verevkin, A., et al., Ultrafast superconducting single-photon detectors for near-infrared-wavelength quantum communications, Journal of Modern Optics, 51, 1447 (2004).
  • Miki, S., et al., Superconducting coincidence photon detector with short timing jitter, Appl. Phys. Lett., 112, 5 (2018).
  • Miki, S., et al., Timing Jitter Characterization of the SFQ Coincidence Circuit by Optically Time-Controlled Signals From SSPDs, Ieee Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 29, 4 (2019).
  • Tomitsuka, Y., et al., Demonstration of Picosecond Time Resolution in Double-Oscillator Time-to-Digital Converter Using Single-Flux-Quantum Circuits, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 29, 5 (2019).
  • Korzh, B., et al., Demonstration of sub-3 ps temporal resolution with a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector, Nature Photonics, 14, 250 (2020).

Photon number resolution

  • Divochiy, A., et al., Superconducting nanowire photon-number-resolving detector at telecommunication wavelengths, Nature Photonics, 2, 302 (2008).
  • S. Jahanmirinejad, G.F., F. Mattioli, D. Sahin, A. Gaggero, R. Leoni, and A. Fiore, Photon-number resolving detector based on a series array of superconducting nanowires, Appl. Phys. Lett., 101, 072602 (2012).
  • Renema, J.J., et al., Tomography and state reconstruction with superconducting single-photon detectors, Phys. Rev. A, 86, 6 (2012).
  • Moshkova, M., et al., High-performance superconducting photon-number-resolving detectors with 86% system efficiency at telecom range, JOSA B, 36, B20 (2019).

Dark count rates

  • Kitaygorsky, J., et al., Dark counts in nanostructured NbN superconducting single-photon detectors and bridges, Ieee Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 17, 275 (2007).
  • Shibata, H., et al., Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector with Ultralow Dark Count Rate Using Cold Optical Filters, App. Phys. Expr., 6, 4 (2013).
  • Esmaeil Zadeh, I., et al., Single-photon detectors combining high efficiency, high detection rates, and ultra-high timing resolution, APL Photonics, 2, (2017).