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Single-Photon Measurement Techniques with a Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor
IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics
Publication Date: 2019/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
Type of Manuscript: INVITED PAPER (Special Section on Superconducting Electronics for Quantum Information Technologies)
detection efficiency, dark count rate, time jitter, low temperature device, superconductor, single photon,
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The optical-transition edge sensors are single-photon detectors that can determine photon energies at visible to telecommunication wavelengths. They offer a high detection efficiency and negligible dark count, which are very attractive qualities for applications in quantum optics or bioimaging. This study reviews the operating principles of such detectors and the current status of their development.