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Multiphoton detection in superconducting nanowires: nonlinear optics in the detector
Author(s): Zili Zhou; Giulia Frucci; Francesco Mattioli; Alessandro Gaggero; Roberto Leoni; Saedeeh Jahanmirinejad; Thang Ba Hoang; Andrea Fiore
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Paper Abstract

A Nth-order (N=1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) interferometric autocorrelator based on superconducting nanodetectors is presented. It provides much higher sensitivity as compared to the conventional autocorrelators using all-optical nonlinearities and a temporal resolution of about 20 ps, which is limited by the quasi-particle energy relaxation time in the superconducting films. A semiclassical model is introduced to explain the nonlinear photodetection process. A comparison of sensitivity to conventional autocorrelators is also presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 May 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8727, Advanced Photon Counting Techniques VII, 87270B (29 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2018849
Show Author Affiliations
Zili Zhou, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Giulia Frucci, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Francesco Mattioli, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNR (Italy)
Alessandro Gaggero, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNR (Italy)
Roberto Leoni, Istituto di Fotonica e Nanotecnologie, CNR (Italy)
Saedeeh Jahanmirinejad, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Thang Ba Hoang, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Andrea Fiore, Technische Univ. Eindhoven (Netherlands)

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

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