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Commentary: New developments in single photon detection in the short wavelength infrared regime

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Robert J. Collins, Robert H. Hadfield, Gerald S. Buller

Heriot-Watt University, School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, David Brewster Building, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS United Kingdom

J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 040301 (January 21, 2010). doi:10.1117/1.3314890
History: Received January 14, 2010; Revised January 19, 2010; Accepted January 19, 2010; January 21, 2010; Online January 21, 2010
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G. S. Buller and R. J. Collins, "Single-photon generation and detection," J. Measure. Sci. Technol. 29, 012002 (2010)
R. H. Hadfield, "Single photon detectors for optical quantum information applications," Nature Photon. 3, 696-705 (2009)
S. Pellegrini, R. E. Warburton, L. J. J. Tan, J. S. Ng, A. Krysa, K. Groom, J. P. R. David, S. D. Cova, M. J. Robertson, and G. S. Buller, "Design and performance of an InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode detector," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 397-403 (2006)
Z. L. Yuan, B. E. Kardynal, A. W. Sharpe, and A. J. Shields, "High speed single photon detection in the near infrared," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 041114 (2007)
R. T. Thew, D. Stucki, J. D. Gautier, H. Zbinden, and A. Rochas, "Free-running InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiode with active quenching for single photon counting at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 201114 (2007)
R.E. Warburton, M. Itzler, and G.S. Buller, "Improved free-running InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode detectors operating at room temperature," Electronics Letters 45, 996-997 (2009)
G. N. Gol'tsman, O. Okunev, G. Chulkova, A. Lipatov, A. Semenov, K. Smirnov, B. Voronov, A. Dzardanov, C. Williams, and R. Sobolewski,. "Picosecond superconducting single-photon optical detector," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 705-707 (2001)
H. Takesue, S. W. Nam, Q. Zhang, R. H. Hadfield, T. Honjo, K. Tamaki and Y. Yamamoto, "Quantum key distribution over a 40-dB channel loss using superconducting single-photon detectors," Nature Photon. 1, 343 - 348 (2007)
K. M. Rosfjord, J. K. W. Yang, E. A. Dauler, A. Kerman, V. Anant, B. M. Voronov, G. N. Gol'tsman, and K K. Berggren, "Nanowire single-photon detector with an integrated optical cavity and anti-reflection coating," Opt. Exp. 14, 527-534 (2006)
S. Miki, M. Takeda, M. Fujiwara, M. Sasaski, and Z. Wang, "Compactly packaged superconducting nanowire single photon detector with an optical cavity for multichannel system" Opt. Exp.17, 23557- 23564 (2009)
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Robert J. Collins ; Robert H. Hadfield and Gerald S. Buller
"Commentary: New developments in single photon detection in the short wavelength infrared regime", J. Nanophoton. 4(1), 040301 (January 21, 2010). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3314890


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G. S. Buller and R. J. Collins, "Single-photon generation and detection," J. Measure. Sci. Technol. 29, 012002 (2010)
R. H. Hadfield, "Single photon detectors for optical quantum information applications," Nature Photon. 3, 696-705 (2009)
S. Pellegrini, R. E. Warburton, L. J. J. Tan, J. S. Ng, A. Krysa, K. Groom, J. P. R. David, S. D. Cova, M. J. Robertson, and G. S. Buller, "Design and performance of an InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode detector," IEEE J. Quantum Electron. 42, 397-403 (2006)
Z. L. Yuan, B. E. Kardynal, A. W. Sharpe, and A. J. Shields, "High speed single photon detection in the near infrared," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 041114 (2007)
R. T. Thew, D. Stucki, J. D. Gautier, H. Zbinden, and A. Rochas, "Free-running InGaAs/InP avalanche photodiode with active quenching for single photon counting at telecom wavelengths," Appl. Phys. Lett. 91, 201114 (2007)
R.E. Warburton, M. Itzler, and G.S. Buller, "Improved free-running InGaAs/InP single-photon avalanche diode detectors operating at room temperature," Electronics Letters 45, 996-997 (2009)
G. N. Gol'tsman, O. Okunev, G. Chulkova, A. Lipatov, A. Semenov, K. Smirnov, B. Voronov, A. Dzardanov, C. Williams, and R. Sobolewski,. "Picosecond superconducting single-photon optical detector," Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 705-707 (2001)
H. Takesue, S. W. Nam, Q. Zhang, R. H. Hadfield, T. Honjo, K. Tamaki and Y. Yamamoto, "Quantum key distribution over a 40-dB channel loss using superconducting single-photon detectors," Nature Photon. 1, 343 - 348 (2007)
K. M. Rosfjord, J. K. W. Yang, E. A. Dauler, A. Kerman, V. Anant, B. M. Voronov, G. N. Gol'tsman, and K K. Berggren, "Nanowire single-photon detector with an integrated optical cavity and anti-reflection coating," Opt. Exp. 14, 527-534 (2006)
S. Miki, M. Takeda, M. Fujiwara, M. Sasaski, and Z. Wang, "Compactly packaged superconducting nanowire single photon detector with an optical cavity for multichannel system" Opt. Exp.17, 23557- 23564 (2009)

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