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Large-Area 64-pixel Array of WSi Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors

Allmaras, J. P. and Beyer, A. D. and Briggs, R. M. and Marsili, F. and Shaw, M. D. and Resta, G. V. and Stern, J. A. and Verma, V. B. and Mirin, R. P. and Nam, S. W. and Farr, W. H. (2017) Large-Area 64-pixel Array of WSi Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors. In: 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO). IEEE , Piscataway, NJ, Art. No. JTh3E.7. ISBN 978-1-9435-8027-9.

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We developed a 64-pixel 320 µm diameter array of WSi SNSPDs for the ground receiver of a deep-space optical communication link. The SNSPD array exhibits a free-space system detection efficiency of 40% at 1550 nm.

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Additional Information:© 2017 IEEE. The research was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This work was supported by a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship.
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Classification Code:OCIS codes: (040.1240) Arrays; (060.2605) Free-space optical communication; (270.5570) Quantum detectors
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Official Citation:J. P. Allmaras et al., "Large-area 64-pixel array of WSi superconducting nanowire single photon detectors," 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), San Jose, CA, 2017, pp. 1-2. URL:
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