In optics, the ability to measure individual quanta of light (photons) enables a great many applications, ranging from dynamic imaging within living organisms to secure quantum communication. Pioneering photon counting experiments, such as the intensity interferometry performed by Hanbury Brown and Twiss to measure the angular width of visible stars, have… (More)
We have demonstrated WSi-based superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors coupled to SiNx waveguides with integrated ring resonators. This photonics platform enables the implementation of robust and efficient photon-counting detectors with fine spectral resolution near 1550 nm. Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) based on… (More)
The integration of optomechanically coupled photonic crystal cavities to indium arsenide quantum dots is studied experimentally and theoretically. Electrostatic tuning results for one- and two-dimensional photonic crystals are presented.