ECE Seminar: Introduction to Commercial Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors

May 3

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm


Dr. Aaron J. Miller, Founder and President Quantum Opus, LLC.

Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) have enabled new scientific measurements and secure communication systems by significantly improving the detection of nearinfrared photons, a band that is traditionally problematic for semiconductor- and photomultiplier-based detectors. These devices can achieve >90% near-infrared efficiency, 25 ns dead times,