The goal of the deteQUTE is designing a prototype of a superconducting single photon detector and cryogenic system. 

The detector will enable implementation of quantum communication technologies, especially in the individual optical nodes of the quantum communication infrastructure.

In order to successfully complete this work package, we are combining the expertise of research groups working in the fields of low temperature (Institute of Experimental Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences – IEP SAS), superconducting quantum technologies (Comenius University in Bratislava – CUBA) and material engineering (Institute of Electrical Engineering of the Slovak Academy of Sciences – IEE SAS)

The deteQUTE activity, stimulates the emergence of a fully-fledged and technologically autonomous European quantum communication industry. A natural next step (beyond the present project) is to make these detector systems widely available for all euroQCI users- thus, to enter the production phase.

ID Quantique installation located at QUTE pavilion in Bratislava
SEM image of a meander shaped NbN nanowire with 200nm width.
He3 sorption refrigerator with DC and microwave measurement system for characterization of superconducting nanowires.