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Time-correlated single-photon counting with superconducting single-photon detectors
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Paper Abstract

We report use of a niobium nitride superconducting single-photon detector in a time-correlated single-photon counting experiment. The detector has a timing jitter of 68 ± 3 ps full width at half maximum with a Gaussian temporal profile. The detector's dark count rate and detection efficiency can be tuned by adjusting the bias current applied to the device. Typical values include a detection efficiency of ~1-2% and a dark count rate below 100 Hz. We use this detector to measure time-resolved photoluminescence at wavelengths up to 1650 nm, well beyond the range of conventional silicon detectors. We also use this superconducting detector to measure the emission of a quantum dot single-photon source.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6372, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques, 63720U (25 October 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.685447
Show Author Affiliations
Martin J. Stevens, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Robert H. Hadfield, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Robert E. Schwall, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Sae Woo Nam, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)
Richard P. Mirin, National Institute of Standards and Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6372:
Advanced Photon Counting Techniques
Wolfgang Becker, Editor(s)

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