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Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

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High-performance single-photon detection, simple and robust cryogenics, best-in-class time-tagging and control electronics.

Key features:

  • Long-term reliable and stable performances
  • High system detection efficiency: up to 90%
  • Low dark count rate (as low as 1 Hz)
  • Short recovery time and latch-free operation, even at high count rates
  • Low jitter (as low at 20 ps)
  • Automated standalone 0.8 K cryostat
  • Integrated control, discrimination, and time-tagging electronics

Possible applications:

  • QKD and quantum communication
  • Quantum optics and computing
  • Single-photon source characterization
  • Fluorescence lifetime measurements
  • Failure analysis of integrated circuits
  • VIS, NIR, and MIR spectroscopy