About the cover

April 2017 Volume 11 No 4

A superconducting nanowire delay line that acts as a position-resolving single-photon detector. An incident photon results in a microwave signal being sent in both directions down the meandering delay line. The difference in the arrival times of the signal at the two ends of the delay line can then be used to calculate both the position and time of arrival of the original photon.

Article p247

IMAGE: SAMPSON WILCOX, RESEARCH LABORATORY OF ELECTRONICS, MIT

COVER DESIGN: BETHANY VUKOMANOVIC

Extra navigation

Subscribe to Nature Photonics

Subscribe

naturejobs

natureevents

ADVERTISEMENT