Jul 22 – 26, 2019
Europe/Rome timezone

Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (INVITED)

Jul 23, 2019, 8:30 AM
Auditorium G. Testori (Milano)

Auditorium G. Testori


Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1, 20124 Milano MI
Review/Tutorial Low Temperature Detector Development and Physics Orals LM 001


Prof. Karl Berggren (MIT)


Superconducting nanowires have demonstrated remarkable performance in terms of efficiency, jitter, dark counts, and reset time. As a result, they have found application in fields ranging from deep-space communications to quantum communications. And recent discoveries have shown remarkable advances in the important performance parameters. However, a number of key developments remain either not fully understood, or remain to be applied to real-world uses. Among them, the development of large-area arrays for use in spectroscopy and imaging, and the development of sensitivity across a wider range of optical bandwidth.

In this talk, I will review recent developments in the field, focussing in particular on the interesting new role that the device microwave environment plays in device performance. I will also present some opportunities for integration of superconducting electronics with the nanowires. Finally, I will comment on opportunities for future work.

Student (Ph.D., M.Sc. or B.Sc.) N
Less than 5 years of experience since completion of Ph.D N

Primary author

Prof. Karl Berggren (MIT)

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