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Low-noise nanowire detectors capture quantum information with unprecedented detail

September 2023

💬 << Multipixel superconducting nanowires offer a potential solution, promising to double both the imaging depth and resolution in light microscopy >> states Sander Dorenbos.

In this article, Single Quantum’s CEO and coordinator of the EU project Brainiaqs, explains how researchers implemented SQCam in a multi-photon microscope,  conducting in vitro and in vivo bioimaging experiments.

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What is SQCam? 📹

SQCam is our free-space coupling solution for imaging, a cryostat with an optical window capable of hosting an SNSPD array of up to 48 pixels. For more details, please check here: 🔗 www.singlequantum.com/technology/cryogenics

New Single Quantum Eos R12

September 2023

Some of you have already spotted it, and now it’s finally ready to be ordered: Single Quantum Eos R12!

📍 Up to 12 fiber-coupled SNSPDs
📍 Compact 130mm x 610mm x 438mm design
📍 19’’ rack mountable (3U)

🔎 Our turnkey solution, including the electronic driver and the helium compressor, can be as compact as 11U within a rack. Perfect for industrial applications like quantum communication.
Don’t miss out on this quantum leap in the design of SNSPD system! Get in touch with us today.

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Discover Photon Number Resolving with Interleaved Detectors

August 2023

🔍 Our interleaved SNSPD accurately detects photons through a multipixel approach. With four independent pixels, it can simultaneously detect up to 4 photons with a great system detection efficiency.
The incredible fast operation, recovery time and low timing jitter makes our interleaved PNR solution perfect for time-multiplexed experiments.

How does it work?
Operating our multipixel PNR system is straightforward. A simple connection to a 4-channel time tagger is all it takes! Experience ease and reliability in every experiment, with a plug-and-play system in continuous operation.

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Interleaved Detectors

August 2023

Introducing Single Quantum interleaved superconducting single photon detectors!
We are excited to showcase one of our greatest innovations in quantum detection technology – check it out here:
Interleaved Detectors

What are the advantages?
📍 Unmatched speed: tailored for applications with superior photon-number resolution
📍 Pixel independence, unlocking maximum efficiency
📍 Ultra-fast full efficiency recovery, after only 4 ns at 1550 nm
📍> 80% efficiency at 1550 nm, along with a remarkable -3 dB efficiency point at 1.6 GHz count rate – achieved in our R&D labs
📍 Outstanding timing jitter and dark count rate
📍 Ultra-high dynamic range, for faster and sharper imaging

A new article featuring Single Quantum on Nature Physics

June 2023

Our photon detectors played a key-role in a groundbreaking experiment, leading to the publication of Photon bound state dynamics from a single artificial atom on Nature Physics.
Usually, photons don’t interact with each other, however a nonlinear interaction using low laser powers and a single atom was observed! It was the first experiment to directly measure these unique photon bound states.

Tailored Single Quantum SNSPDs were crucial, featuring
📍 Low timing jitter – ensuring accurate measurement of pulse shapes without the need for data corrections.
📍 Ultra low dark counts  – minimizing noise in correlation measurements, even during long integration periods.
📍 High temporal resolution  – allowing precise observation of light states interacting with the system.
📍 High detection efficiency  – essential for detecting rare photon interactions and reducing experimental time and potential measurement errors caused by losses in the optical system.

Photon bound state dynamics from a single artificial atom 

A groundbreaking project for the upcoming NASA Psyche mission - Laser communication for Deep Space

May 2023

Single Quantum will lay the first stone for a new laser communication technology.
The Psyche mission will test a sophisticated new technology that encodes data in photons at near-infrared wavelengths to communicate between a probe in deep space and Earth.

Here, Single Quantum will contribute with a low dead time, low jitter, single photon detector array for the ground laser receiver. Our SNSPD array will also disclose higher data-rates for new potential shorter range missions.

For Psyche, we will work alongside our partners Quantum Technology Laboratories GmbHGeneral Atomics Synopta GmbH, Qssys and Safran under the supervision of the European Space Agency – ESA to help bring this innovative technology to life.

This project is funded by NSO – Netherlands Space Office

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A new article on TD-DOS

June 2023

Researchers at Fondazione Politecnico di Milano addressed the limitation of the distance between the light source and detector, which has been a longstanding hurdle.
The solution involved Single Quantum SNSPDs with exceptional qualities, including high dynamic range and time resolution. These advanced detectors have the potential to revolutionize time domain diffuse optical spectroscopy by differentiating photons without afterpulsing.

Under the guidance of Prof. Antonio Pifferi at PoliMi, the team, led by Vamshi Damagatla, conducted a series of experiments using phantoms, in order to evaluate the performance of a TD-DOS setup incorporating superconducting single photon detectors.
The results were promising, achieving an absorption spectrum of water with an unprecedented proximity of just 150 micrometers between the detector and light source.

Interstitial null-distance time-domain diffuse optical spectroscopy using a superconducting nanowire detector 

FastMOT Project - We are here to innovate medical imaging

June 2023

Single Quantum is now the coordinator the fastMOT project, innovating medical imaging.
With our high performing single-photon sensor technology, we’re enabling non-invasive imaging of deep organ structures and monitoring of body functions using diffuse optics.
The Multifunctional Optical Tomograph, equipped with our sensor, will achieve 100x signal-to-noise ratio improvement compared to traditional sensors.

Thanks to the 3 million euros fundings from the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) programme and the UK Research and Innovation, the fastMOT project is set to make a significant impact.

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New webinar - International Online Conference on Nanomaterials

May 2023

Our research engineer, Ronan Gourgues, will be presenting at the upcoming #IOCN23 webinar on quantum sensing.
The webinar is scheduled for Friday 5th of May at 9 am CEST through Sciforum platform and is part of the 4th International Online Conference on Nanomaterials.

Ronan’s expertise in SNSPDs makes him the perfect speaker for this event. He will delve into the latest developments in this exciting field and provide valuable insights into the potential applications of this technology.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain knowledge and learn from Ronan!
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One of the most read Perspectives from last year, with over 12,500 downloads!

AIP Publishing (May 2023)

Congratulations to Single Quantum team and collaborators on their outstanding work with Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors (SNSPD), recently featured as one of the most read Perspectives in the AIP Publishing journal!

We’re proud to be at the forefront of advancing quantum sensing technology, and this achievement reflects the dedication and expertise of our team and partners.
We invite you to join us on our journey to unlock the potential of quantum technology by exploring and learning more about SNSPD!

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RESPITE Project - On-chip vision and recognition

April 2023

Last week, we hosted the kick-off meeting for the RESPITE project with our esteemed partners including Delft University of TechnologyGhent University – IMEC, University of OxfordUniversity of GroningenTÜBİTAK, and Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Berlin.

Together, we will develop on-chip vision and recognition using our cutting-edge single photon detectors.
Our SNSPD arrays will function as a retina for vision, while for recognition, we are setting up artificial neural networks composed of superconducting Joule switches as neurons and phase-change memory elements as synaptic weights.

Interested in learning more about this innovative project?

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