Photon counting LIDAR at 2.3µm wavelength with superconducting nanowires.

@article{Taylor2019PhotonCL,
  title={Photon counting LIDAR at 2.3µm wavelength with superconducting nanowires.},
  author={Gregor G. Taylor and Dmitry Morozov and Nathan R. Gemmell and Kleanthis Erotokritou and Shigehito Miki and Hirotaka Terai and Robert H. Hadfield},
  journal={Optics express},
  year={2019},
  volume={27 26},
  pages={
          38147-38158
        }
}
In this work, we show a proof-of-principle benchtop single-photon light detection and ranging (LIDAR) depth imager at 2.3µm, utilizing superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs). We fabricate and fiber-couple SNSPDs to exhibit enhanced photon counting performance in the mid-infrared. We present characterization results using an optical parametric oscillator source and deploy these detectors in a scanning LIDAR setup at 2.3µm wavelength. This demonstrates the viability of these… 

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