Integration of plasmonic structures into superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPD) is capable of resulting in enhanced absorptance , and makes possible to realize single plasmon detection , i.e opens novel avenues also in secure communication and quantum-key computing. In our previous studies we have presented single optical-cavity (OC) and nano-cavity-array integrated (NCAI) SNSPDs, covered by noble metal reflector, and horizontal as well as vertical gold segments integrated into the meandered niobium-nitride (NbN) pattern on sapphire substrate, respectively . Patterns with periodicity (∼600-710 nm) approximating the plasmon wavelength were also inspected to realize parallel electric optimization .
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2013|
|Event||2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013 - Munich, Germany|
Duration: May 12 2013 → May 16 2013
|Other||2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013|
|Period||5/12/13 → 5/16/13|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering