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Optoelectronic mixing in NbN superconducting nanowire single photon detectors
Author(s): Zhizhong Yan; A. Hamed Majedi
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, we present our experimental results on the electrically pumped optoelectronic mixing effect exhibited in a niobium nitride (NbN) superconducting nanowire. The experimental setup in order to test the mixer has been reported in detail. This superconductive nanowire optoelectronic mixer demonstrates photodetection and mixing in an integrated manner. We have explored both effects under a great variety of external conditions, such as temperature and bias current, in order to seek potential ways toward quantum optoelectronic detection and mixing by such nanowire device.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 August 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7386, Photonics North 2009, 73861U (5 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.844358
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Zhizhong Yan, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)
A. Hamed Majedi, Univ. of Waterloo (Canada)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7386:
Photonics North 2009
Réal Vallée, Editor(s)

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