Divochiy, A., Misiaszek, M., Vakhtomin, Y., Morozov, P., Smirnov, K., Zolotov, P., et al. (2018). Single photon detection system for visible and infrared spectrum range. Opt. Lett., 43(24), 6085–6088.
Abstract: We demonstrate niobium nitride based superconducting single-photon detectors sensitive in the spectral range 452-2300 nm. The system performance was tested in a real-life experiment with correlated photons generated by means of spontaneous parametric downconversion, where one photon was in the visible range and the other was in the infrared range. We measured a signal to noise ratio as high as 4x10(4) in our detection setting. A photon detection efficiency as high as 64% at 1550 nm and 15% at 2300 nm was observed.