Superconducting single-photon and photon-number-resolving detectors

  title={Superconducting single-photon and photon-number-resolving detectors},
  author={Saeedeh Jahanmirinejad},
Detecting light of low intensity is a key requirement in many fields of scientific endeavor, including but not limited to quantum information science, astronomy and optical spectroscopy. In the past decade the progress in the technology of superconducting film has allowed the realization of a new type of detector based on ultrathin (4-5nm) and narrow (