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Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors – to see far and beyond

18 June 2024 10:00 - 11:00

Eastern Daylight/Summer Time (US & Canada) (UTC -04:00)

In this webinar we will focus on new products and applications of SNSPDs as well as fresh highlights from the lab.

We introduce our new complete and compact rack mounted system, Eos R12, providing a standardized system for easy deployment in labs and data centers. We will show our new SNSPD readout electronics, scalable and future proof, to allow controlling hundreds of detectors. Our SNSPDs are famous for their exclusive time resolution, and while usually it is characterized by low photon fluxes, we demonstrate a constant fraction discriminator add-on to significantly improve the timing jitter.

SNSPDs are a mature technology that can even be used in the most demanding applications such as deep-space optical communication and bio-imaging. In particular, we will showcase our optical SNSPD array receiver, developed with ESA to support NASA’s Psyche mission as well as the techniques used to image deep into tissue and beyond what is currently possible.

From the lab, we are going to highlight latest development efforts on MIR SNSPDs and novel applications in protein detection for mass spectroscopy as well as a quantum spectrometer that allows the measurement of spectra, photon statistics, cross-correlations and lifetimes in one measurement.


Sponsor - Single Quantum


About Our Speakers

Andreas Fognini
Andreas Fognini

CTO, Single Quantum

Andreas got his PhD from ETH Zurich in 2014 on ultrafast demagnetization of ferromagnetic films. After that he was a postdoc with Val in Delft investigating single photon sources, before joining Single Quantum in 2018.

Val Zwiller
Val Zwiller

Co-Founder and CSO, Single Quantum

Val got his PhD from Lund University, Sweden in 2001 on the generation of single photons with quantum dot devices. He was a postdoc at the Humboldt University in Berlin Germany, an assistant at EPFL, ober-assistant at ETH Zurich in Switzerland before starting his group at TU Delft in the Netherlands in 2005 on single photon technology. Val moved to KTH Stockholm, Sweden in 2015 to lead the Quantum Nano Photonics group as a full professor. Val co-founded Single Quantum BV in 2012 to develop high-performance single photon detectors and Quantum Scopes AB in 2021 to develop quantum instruments.

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