Single-photon detection; Quantum key distribution; Infrared detectors; Superconducting single-photon detectors
Caloz Misael, Korzh Boris, Ramirez Edward, Schönenberger Christian, Warburton Richard J., Zbinden Hugo, Shaw Matthew D., Bussières Félix (2019), Intrinsically-limited timing jitter in molybdenum silicide superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, in Journal of Applied Physics
, 126(16), 164501-164501.
Boaron Alberto, Boso Gianluca, Rusca Davide, Vulliez Cédric, Autebert Claire, Caloz Misael, Perrenoud Matthieu, Gras Gaëtan, Bussières Félix, Li Ming-Jun, Nolan Daniel, Martin Anthony, Zbinden Hugo (2018), Secure Quantum Key Distribution over 421 km of Optical Fiber, in Physical Review Letters
, 121(19), 190502-190502.
Caloz Misael, Perrenoud Matthieu, Autebert Claire, Korzh Boris, Weiss Markus, Schönenberger, Ch (2018), High-detection efficiency and low-timing jitter with amorphous superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors, in Applied Physics Letters
, 112, 061103.
Matthieu Perrenoud (2017), Superconducting nanowire avalanche photodetector made of amorphous molybdenum silicide material, in 13th European Conference on Applied Superconductivity
, EUCAS 2017, Geneva, Switzerland.
Matthieu Perrenoud (2017), Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors in MoSi, in NCCR QSIT Junior Meeting 2017
, NCCR QSIT, Passug, Switzerland.
Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) based on amorphous molybdenum silicide (MoSi) have shown highly promising properties in terms of efficiency, recovery time, jitter and fabrication yield. The HiperSNSPD project will leverage from our established expertise in MoSi SNSPD fabrication to create high-performance detectors tailored for cutting-edge applications in the field of quantum key distribution, quantum optics and infrared sensing. Novel SNSPD structures will be fabricated and characterised. Fundamental studies of the physics of the detection mechanism in superconducting nanowires will be performed. This project is well integrated in the activities of the working group 1 (WG1) of the MP1403 Nanoscale Quantum Optics COST Action. This project will stimulate a deeper involvement of the applicants in the Action, and will serve as a basis for future collaborative EU project proposals in the field of SNSPDs.