Superconducting photon detectors

Morozov, D. V. , Casaburi, A. and Hadfield, R. H. (2022) Superconducting photon detectors. Contemporary Physics, (doi: 10.1080/00107514.2022.2043596) (Early Online Publication)

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Abstract

The ability to detect individual light quanta – single photons – is prized across many fields of physics from astronomy to quantum optics. Superconducting photon detectors offer exceptional performance in terms of sensitivity, spectral range and timing resolution. In this review, we introduce the underlying physics of photon absorption in superconducting devices. We then present detailed case studies of contemporary superconducting detector technologies for photon counting at visible and infrared wavelengths. We conclude with a perspective on future developments in this exciting area.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Early Online Publication
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hadfield, Professor Robert and Morozov, Dr Dmitry and Casaburi, Dr Alessandro
Authors: Morozov, D. V., Casaburi, A., and Hadfield, R. H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Contemporary Physics
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0010-7514
ISSN (Online):1366-5812
Published Online:11 March 2022

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