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ISSN: 1023-5086


ISSN: 1023-5086

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Opticheskii Zhurnal

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Investigating the detection regimes of a superconducting single-photon detector

For Russian citation (Opticheskii Zhurnal):

Елезов М.С., Кардакова А.И., Семенов А.В., Ан П.П., Казаков А.Ю., Тархов М.А., Гольцман Г.Н. Исследование режимов детектирования сверхпроводникового однофотонного детектора // Оптический журнал. 2013. Т. 80. № 7. С. 39–43.


Elezov M.S., Kardakova A.I., Semenov A.V., An P.P., Kazakov A.Yu., Tarkhov M.A., Goltsman G.N. Investigating the detection regimes of a superconducting single-photon detector [in Russian] // Opticheskii Zhurnal. 2013. V. 80. № 7. P. 39–43.

For citation (Journal of Optical Technology):

M. S. Elezov, A. V. Semenov, P. P. An, M. A. Tarkhov, G. N. Goltsman, A. I. Kardakova, and A. Yu. Kazakov, "Investigating the detection regimes of a superconducting single-photon detector," Journal of Optical Technology. 80(7), 435-438 (2013).


The detection regimes of a superconducting single-photon detector have been investigated. A technique is proposed for determining the regions in which “pure regimes” predominate. Based on experimental data, the dependences of the internal quantum efficiency on the bias current are determined in the one-, two-, and three-photon detection regimes.


superconducting single-photon detector, n-photon detection regime, internal quantum efficiency


This scientific research has been carried out as part of the Federal Special Program “Scientific and Scientific-Pedagogical Staffs of Innovation Russia,” in 2009–2013 and the Federal Special Program “Research and Development in High-Priority Specializations of the Development of the Scientific-and-Technological Complex of Russia” in 2007–2013, Contracts Nos. 11.519.11.4011 and 16.532.11.3017.

OCIS codes: 040.3060, 030.5290, 060.2390


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