Single-Photon Measurement Techniques with a Superconducting Transition Edge Sensor

Daiji FUKUDA  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E102-C   No.3   pp.230-234
Publication Date: 2019/03/01
Online ISSN: 1745-1353
DOI: 10.1587/transele.2018SDI0001
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.