Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for quantum information

  title={Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors for quantum information},
  author={Lixing You},
  pages={2673 - 2692}
  • L. You
  • Published 31 May 2020
  • Physics
  • Nanophotonics
Abstract The superconducting nanowire single-photon detector (SNSPD) is a quantum-limit superconducting optical detector based on the Cooper-pair breaking effect by a single photon, which exhibits a higher detection efficiency, lower dark count rate, higher counting rate, and lower timing jitter when compared with those exhibited by its counterparts. SNSPDs have been extensively applied in quantum information processing, including quantum key distribution and optical quantum computation. In… 

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