Optoelectronic mixing in the NbN superconducting nanowire single photon detectors

Zhizhong Yan*, A. Hamed Majedi

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this paper, we present our experimental results on the electrically pumped optoelectronic mixing effect exhibited in a niobium nitride (NbN) superconducting nanowire. The experimental setup in order to test the mixer has been reported in detail. This superconductive nanowire optoelectronic mixer demonstrates photodetection and mixing in an integrated manner. We have explored both effects under a great variety of external conditions, such as temperature and bias current, in order to seek potential ways toward quantum optoelectronic detection and mixing by such nanowire device.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhotonics North 2009
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventPhotonics North 2009 - Laval, QC, Canada
Duration: 24 May 200927 May 2009


OtherPhotonics North 2009
CityLaval, QC


  • Amplitude modulation
  • Intensity modulation
  • Microwave mixers
  • Microwave superconductivity
  • Nanowire
  • Nonlinearity
  • Optical mixing
  • Optoelectronic devices
  • Single photon detector
  • Superconductivity

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