Photon-number resolution in conventional superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors: Experimental demonstration

TitlePhoton-number resolution in conventional superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors: Experimental demonstration
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsC Cahall, KL Nicolich, NT Islam, GP Lafyatis, AJ Miller, DJ Gauthier, and J Kim
Conference NameOptics Infobase Conference Papers
Date Published01/2018
Abstract

© OSA 2018. We present the first experimental evidence of photon number resolution in a conventional superconducting nanowire single-photon detector. The photon-number-dependent resistance reflected in the rise-time of output pulses is detected using a wideband, low-noise read-out circuit.

DOI10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2018.FW3F.2