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Modelling the performance of single-photon counting kinetic inductance detectors

Parrianen, Josie Dzifa Akua, Papageorgiou, Andreas, Doyle, Simon and Pascale, Enzo 2018. Modelling the performance of single-photon counting kinetic inductance detectors. Journal of Low Temperature Physics 193 (3-4) , pp. 113-119. 10.1007/s10909-018-2064-3

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We present the first published results of near-infrared single-photon detection in aluminium lumped element kinetic inductance detectors (LEKIDs). Using aluminium as a well-understood material that follows conventional superconductor theory, we discuss and validate a model that describes the energy-resolving performance of a LEKID to single-photon absorption events. We also discuss data analysis techniques used to extract single-photon detections from noisy data. We measure an energy resolution of 662 meV for a 1550 nm photon source which is in close agreement to our model predictions for this non-optimised device limited by generation–recombination noise.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: Springer Verlag (Germany)
ISSN: 0022-2291
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 4 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 28 September 2018
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:43

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