A superconducting nanowire can be modeled by using SPICE

Karl K. Berggren, Qing Yuan Zhao, Nathnael Abebe, Minjie Chen, Prasana Ravindran, Adam McCaughan, Joseph C. Bardin

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Abstract

Modeling of superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors typically requires custom simulations or finite-element analysis in one or two dimensions. Here, we demonstrate two simplified one-dimensional SPICE models of a superconducting nanowire that can quickly and efficiently describe the electrical characteristics of a superconducting nanowire. These models may be of particular use in understanding alternative architectures for nanowire detectors and readouts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number055010
JournalSuperconductor Science and Technology
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 5 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Materials Chemistry

Keywords

  • SPICE
  • modeling
  • nanowire
  • photodetector
  • single-photon
  • superconductivity

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