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