Kilopixel array of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.

@article{Wollman2019KilopixelAO,
  title={Kilopixel array of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors.},
  author={Emma E. Wollman and Varun B. Verma and Adriana E. Lita and William H. Farr and Matthew D. Shaw and Richard P. Mirin and Sae Woo Nam},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2019},
  volume={27 24},
  pages={
          35279-35289
        }
}
We present a 1024-element near-infrared imaging array of superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPDs) using a 32×32 row-column multiplexing architecture. The array has an active area of 0.96 × 0.96 mm, making it the largest SNSPD array reported to date in terms of both active area and pixel count. Using a 64-channel time-tagging readout, we have characterized the array's yield, efficiency, and timing resolution. Large arrays of SNSPDs are desirable for applications such as imaging… 

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