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Superconducting single-photon detectors: physics and performance

Semenov, Alexey (2010) Superconducting single-photon detectors: physics and performance. In: Tagungsband. Kryo 2010, 03.-05.10.2010, Zeuthen, Brandenburg.

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Abstract

A comparative review of physical effects will be given which allow for single-photon detection in superconductors. The major techniques to detect nonequilibrium situation in a superconductor are counting of excess electrons, creating a local current-enhanced resistive transition and monitoring the mean energy of the electron population (hot-electron temperature). Ultimate performance of devices utilizing the aforementioned detection principles will be compared as well as presently achieved performance of transition edge sensors, microbolometers, tunnel junction detectors and nanowire detectors.

Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Superconducting single-photon detectors: physics and performance
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Semenov, AlexeyAlexei.Semenov@dlr.de
Date:October 2010
Journal or Publication Title:Tagungsband
Status:Published
Keywords:Superconducting single-photon detectors: physics and performance, physical effects, superconductors, nonequilibrium situation, excess electrons, hot-electron temperature
Event Title:Kryo 2010
Event Location:Zeuthen, Brandenburg
Event Type:national Conference
Event Dates:03.-05.10.2010
Organizer:DLR, Prof. Hübers
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport (old)
HGF - Program:Transport
HGF - Program Themes:Traffic Management
DLR - Research area:Transport
DLR - Program:V VM - Verkehrsmanagement
DLR - Research theme (Project):V - FAMOUS (old)
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Terahertz and Infrared Sensors
Deposited By: Ulrike Stiebeler
Deposited On:03 Jan 2011 21:47
Last Modified:03 Jan 2011 21:47

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