Frequency-multiplexed bias and readout of a 16-pixel superconducting nanowire single-photon detector array

  title={Frequency-multiplexed bias and readout of a 16-pixel superconducting nanowire single-photon detector array},
  author={Steffen Doerner and Artem Kuzmin and Stefan Wuensch and Ilya Charaev and Florian Boes and Thomas Zwick and M. Siegel},
  journal={Applied Physics Letters},
We demonstrate a 16-pixel array of microwave-current driven superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors with an integrated and scalable frequency-division multiplexing architecture, which reduces the required number of bias and readout lines to a single microwave feed line. The electrical behavior of the photon-sensitive nanowires, embedded in a resonant circuit, as well as the optical performance and timing jitter of the single detectors is discussed. Besides the single pixel measurements… 

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