Single photon detection in micron scale NbN and α-MoSi superconducting strips
Moscow State Pedagogical University, 119991, Moscow, Russia
2 Institute for Physics of Microstructures, Russian Academy of Sciences, 603950, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
3 Higher School of Economics National Research University, 101000, Moscow, Russia
4 B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kharkiv, Ukrane
5 Kavli Institute of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology, 2628 CJ Delft, Netherlands
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Published online: 26 September 2018
We experimentally demonstrate the single photon detection in straight micrometer-wide NbN and α-MoSi bridges. Width of the bridges is 2 µm, while the wavelength of the photon changes from 408 to 1550 nm and critical current exceeds 50% of the depairing current. Obtained results offer the alternative route for design of detectors without resonator and meander structure and indirectly confirm vortex assisted mechanism of single photon detection.
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