ID Quantique Expands Family of ID281 SNSPDs
ID Quantique (IDQ) announces enhancements to the ID281 series of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPDs). The best in single-photon detection is getting even better.
Improvements to the ID281 series enable you to see individual photons faster and with even greater precision than ever before, bringing you closer to the fabric of reality itself. At the same time, your laboratory will be streamlined, as the new detectors require simpler cryogenic systems to operate. Therefore you get true 24/7 continuous operation for the first time, and all at a lower cost!
IDQ’s mission is to empower your work in emerging photonic technologies and quantum applications. Researchers and developers around the world are already discovering that SNSPDs are making the impossible possible — helping us all reach the goal of tomorrow’s quantum internet. Aided by the existing range of ID281 SNSPDs, which already boast near-perfect detection efficiency, timing precision, ultra-low noise, and fast recovery time, you can push your photonic experiments to the limit. But thanks to our new SNSPD recipe, it gets even better.
First and foremost, the new-recipe ID281 SNSPDs exhibit a considerably reduced timing jitter (uncertainty in the detection pulse arrival time, as low as < 25 ps FWHM) and recovery time (time for the detection efficiency to reach 50% of its peak after a detection event, typically < 30 ns). This means you can see more individual photons, faster and with greater precision.
In the past, the ID281 Superconducting Nanowire series existed as a single system design. This is now referred to as the ID281 SO (SOrption) cryogenic system. The features of this design include: SNSPDs housed within, maintained at about 0.8 K, continuous and indefinite operation except for an automatically managed daily system recycling.
However, the new family of ID281 SNSPDs has a greater temperature tolerance, leading to the development of the ID281 CO (Continuous Operation) cryogenic system. This new system features a simpler arrangement of cryogenic components that allows for true 24/7 indefinite operation, and at lower cost to you.
Importantly, both standard and new ID281 SNSPDs will function in the ID281 SO system, providing the best levels of performance. But only new-recipe ID281 SNSPDs will function in the ID281 CO System. Available accessories include integrated rack-mounted systems and related high-performance measurement and control instrumentation.
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