ID Quantique Honored by Laser World of Photonics 2022
ID Quantique (IDQ) are honored to be winners of the Laser World of Photonics 2022 Innovation Award, in the Quantum Technologies category.
Across six categories, IDQ’s ultrafast and PNR superconducting nanowire detectors have been recognized as a breakthrough in single-photon measurement. These detectors are propelling users to the next level of research in quantum light sources, photonic quantum computing, optical communication, ultrahigh-precision LiDAR, and a host of high-speed low-signal applications.
Standard superconducting nanowire single-photon detector (SNSPD) designs can only detect the presence or absence of photons, and their performance is limited by the photon pile-up effect, often limiting their performance to detection rates of tens of MHz at best. An innovative solution is found in the parallel-pixel detectors of IDQ’s ID281 Superconducting Nanowire Series. In these devices (patent pending), an array of SNSPDs are connected in parallel to a single readout circuit. Here, single photons are much less likely to pile up at one pixel, and more than one photon can be resolved in a single detection event. All while benefitting from SNSPDs’ near ideal detection efficiency, unparalleled timing precision, ultra-low noise, and broadband operation, as well as the ID281’s true latch-free operation.
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