We have realized superconducting single photon detectors with reduced inductance and increased signal pulse amplitude. The detectors are based on a parallel connection of ultrathin NbN nanowires with a common bias inductance. When properly biased, an absorbed photon induces a cascade switch of all the parallel wires generating a signal pulse amplitude of 2 mV. The parallel wire configuration lowers the detector inductance and reduces the response time well below 1 ns.

A cascade switching superconducting single photon detector

QUARANTA, ORLANDO;PAGANO, Sergio;
2007-01-01

Abstract

We have realized superconducting single photon detectors with reduced inductance and increased signal pulse amplitude. The detectors are based on a parallel connection of ultrathin NbN nanowires with a common bias inductance. When properly biased, an absorbed photon induces a cascade switch of all the parallel wires generating a signal pulse amplitude of 2 mV. The parallel wire configuration lowers the detector inductance and reduces the response time well below 1 ns.
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