Holger Bartolf discusses state-of-the-art detection concepts based on superconducting nanotechnology as well as sophisticated analytical formulæ that model dissipative fluctuation-phenomena in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors. Such knowledge is desirable for the development of advanced devices which are designed to possess an intrinsic robustness against vortex-fluctuations and it provides the perspective for honorable fundamental science in condensed matter physics. Especially the nanowire detector allows for ultra-low noise detection of signals with single-photon sensitivity and GHz repetition rates. Such devices have a huge potential for future technological impact and might enable unique applications (e.g. high rate interplanetary deep-space data links from Mars to Earth).
- Superconducting Single-Photon Detectors
- Nanotechnological Manufacturing; Scale: 10 Nanometer
- Berezinskii-Kosterlitz Thouless (BKT) Transition, Edge-Barrier, Phase Slips
- Researchers and students of physics in the fields of single-photon devices, nanofabrication, nanophotonics, nanoelectronics and superconductivity
- Industrial practitioners with focus on nanotechnology and single-photon detectors
About the Author
Holger Bartolf studied Solid State Physics at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Zürich. In 2011 he relocated at the Swiss Corporate Research Center of a leading company in power and automation technologies where his current interests focus on the applied R&D of the next generation of power semiconductors.