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Chin. Phys. B, 2012, Vol. 21(12): 120306    DOI: 10.1088/1674-1056/21/12/120306
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Performance of superconducting single photon detector with nano-antenna

Zhang Chao (张弨), Jiao Rong-Zhen (焦荣珍)
School of Science, Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
Abstract  The performance of single-photon detectors can be enhanced by using nano-antenna. The characteristics of the superconducting nano-wire single-photon detector with cavity plus anti-reflect coating and specially designed nano-antenna is analysed. The photon collection efficiency of the detector is enhanced without damaging the detector's speed, thus getting rid of the dilemma of speed and efficiency. The characteristics of nano-antenna are discussed, such as the position and the effect of the active area, and the best result is given. The photon collection efficiency is increased by 92 times compared with that of existing detectors.
Keywords:  quantum communication      superconducting single photon detector      nano-antenna  
Received:  20 March 2012      Revised:  23 May 2012      Accepted manuscript online: 
PACS:  03.67.Dd (Quantum cryptography and communication security)  
  03.67.Hk (Quantum communication)  
Fund: Project supported by the National Basic Research Program of China (Grant No. 2010CB923202).
Corresponding Authors:  Jiao Rong-Zhen     E-mail:

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Zhang Chao (张弨), Jiao Rong-Zhen (焦荣珍) Performance of superconducting single photon detector with nano-antenna 2012 Chin. Phys. B 21 120306

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