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Technologies for superconducting nanowire single-photon detector array system
Author(s): Shigehito Miki; Taro Yamashita; Hirotaka Terai; Kazumasa Makise; Zhen Wang
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Paper Abstract

We present the development of key technologies for realization of superconducting nanowire single photon detector array system, which enables high counting rates, and allow spatial and pseudo photon number resolution. Toward the realization of practical large-scale SSPD array system, primary issue is how to avoid heat flow into cryocooler system. One of the challenging tasks is the development of their readout electronics. In the conventional readout technique used for single pixel devices, the number of high-frequency coaxial cables increases proportionally with the number of arrays. This causes a significant increase in the heat load from room temperature, which makes the implementation of the SSPD arrays in a compact refrigerator difficult. To overcome this problem, we proposed applying readout electronics with superconducting single-flux-quantum (SFQ) logic circuitsWe show the implementation and successful operation of four pixels SSPD array connected to SFQ readout electronics with parallel bias scheme in a 0.1W GM cryocooler system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8727, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VII, 872708 (3 June 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2016750
Show Author Affiliations
Shigehito Miki, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Taro Yamashita, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Hirotaka Terai, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Kazumasa Makise, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)
Zhen Wang, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8727:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VII
Mark A. Itzler; Joe C. Campbell, Editor(s)

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