Intrinsic Timing Jitter and Latency in Superconducting Nanowire Single-photon Detectors

@article{Allmaras2019IntrinsicTJ,
  title={Intrinsic Timing Jitter and Latency in Superconducting Nanowire Single-photon Detectors},
  author={Jason P. Allmaras and A. G. Kozorezov and Boris A. Korzh and Karl K. Berggren and Matthew D. Shaw},
  journal={Physical Review Applied},
  year={2019}
}
We analyze the origin of the intrinsic timing jitter in superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) in terms of fluctuations in the latency of the detector response, which is determined by the microscopic physics of the photon detection process. We demonstrate that fluctuations in the physical parameters which determine the latency give rise to the intrinsic timing jitter. We develop a general description of latency by introducing the explicit time dependence of the internal… 
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