Technological head start in the field of single photon detection
Superconducting nanowire single photon detectors already come with a very high detection efficiency, an excellent timing resolution and a sub Hz dark count rate. What they do not normally offer is broadband usability, the ability to pack several photonics circuits at one chip and count rates up to 2 GHz as well as jitter below 30 ps. Fortunately, all of this can be achieved when waveguide-integrating SNSPDs – as we do at Pixel Photonics.
Trust is good, in-house development is better
Since not only the detector itself but the whole system is highly relevant for performance, we have chosen to develop cryogenic and electronic solutions for the detection systems ourselves. Hence, we use the advantages of waveguide-integration, embed, if requested, up to 128 detectors in a single chip and thanks to in-house fabrication always ensure that electronics remain low noise.
The result is super efficient, extremely broadband, ultra-low noise and very fast.
Get more insights about what’s behind our approach and have a look at our academic publications.