Physics and Applications of Superconducting Nanowire Single Photon Detectors

683. WE-Heraeus-Seminar


12 Nov - 16 Nov 2018


Physikzentrum Bad Honnef

Scientific organizers:

Prof. T. Bartley, U Paderborn • Dr. A. Korneev, Moscow State Univ./RUS • Dr. Döndü Sahin, U Bristol/UK • Prof. C. Schuck, U Münster

Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors (SNSPD) are an enabling technology for many applications, including tests of fundamental physics, high-precision sensing, quantum communication protocols and tasks in quantum information processing. As such, the demand for SNSPDs in cutting edge science and technology has grown rapidly in recent years. With this seminar we aim at providing a forum for scientists investigating, developing and using SNSPDs in a variety of contexts. With this in mind, the workshop will include more than 20 invited contributions covering the follwoing areas:

  • Working principles and fundamental limits, in particualr the role of timing jitter
  • Comparison of different material systems, particularly amorphous versus crystalline thin films, and the potential of high-temperature superconductors
  • Applications and emerging technologies, in particular integration on-chip
Further information can be found at this website