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Superconducting single-photon detectors get hot

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High-Tc superconducting nanowire detectors can detect single photons of telecom wavelengths at a temperature of 25 K and may enable applications in quantum sensing and quantum information processing.

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Fig. 1: Illustration of the Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ (BSCCO) nanowire fabrication process from2.

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Correspondence to Jin Chang or Iman Esmaeil Zadeh.

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I.E.Z. is a research scientist at Single Quantum B.V., Delft, the Netherlands. J.C. declares no competing interests.

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Chang, J., Esmaeil Zadeh, I. Superconducting single-photon detectors get hot. Nat. Nanotechnol. 18, 322–323 (2023).

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