MIT
Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren and Dr. P. Donald Keathley

Marco Colangelo

Research Assistant
PhD Student, EECS

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
66 Massachusetts Ave., Suite 36-217
Cambridge, MA 02139

colang@mit.edu

Marco is a graduate student in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT. He received his M.Sc. degree in Micro and Nanotechnologies from the Polytechnic University of Turin, Grenoble Institute of Technology, and École Polytechnique Fédérale in 2017, and his B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2015.
His current work is focused on the development of new readout techniques for superconducting nanowire single photon detectors.

QNN Publications, Conference Papers, & Theses

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S. R. Patel et al., "Improvements of readout signal integrity in mid-infrared superconducting nanowire single photon detectors." arXiv, Jan. 28, 2024. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2401.15764.
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V. Karam et al., "Parameter extraction for a superconducting thermal switch (hTron) SPICE model." arXiv, Jan. 22, 2024. Accessed: Jan. 29, 2024. [Online]. Available:
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M. Colangelo et al., "Molybdenum Silicide Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors on Lithium Niobate Waveguides," ACS Photonics, Jan. 2024, doi: 10.1021/acsphotonics.3c01628.
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H. K. Warner et al., "Coherent control of a superconducting qubit using light." arXiv, Oct. 24, 2023. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2310.16155.
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J. S. Luskin et al., “Large active-area superconducting microwire detector array with single-photon sensitivity in the near-infrared,” Applied Physics Letters, vol. 122, no. 24, p. 243506, Jun. 2023, doi: 10.1063/5.0150282.
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M. Colangelo, "Superconducting nanowire technology for microwave and photonic applications," MIT, Cambridge MA, May 09, 2023. [Online]. Available:
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I. Christen et al., "Integrated Quantum Memories at 1.3 K with Tin-Vacancy Centers and Photonic Circuits," in CLEO 2023 (2023), paper SM1K.6, Optica Publishing Group, May 2023, p. SM1K.6. Accessed: Jul. 24, 2023. [Online]. Available:
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M. Colangelo et al., "Impedance-Matched Differential Superconducting Nanowire Detectors," Phys. Rev. Appl., vol. 19, no. 4, p. 044093, Apr. 2023, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.19.044093.
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M. Castellani et al., "A Nanocryotron Ripple Counter Integrated with a Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detector for Megapixel Arrays." arXiv, Apr. 23, 2023. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2304.11700.
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R. A. Foster, M. Castellani, A. Buzzi, O. Medeiros, M. Colangelo, and K. K. Berggren, "A superconducting nanowire binary shift register," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 122, no. 15, p. 152601, Apr. 2023, doi: 10.1063/5.0144685.
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A. Buzzi, M. Castellani, R. A. Foster, O. Medeiros, M. Colangelo, and K. K. Berggren, "A nanocryotron memory and logic family," Applied Physics Letters, vol. 122, no. 14, p. 142601, Apr. 2023, doi: 10.1063/5.0144686.
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E. Batson et al., "Reduced ITO for transparent superconducting electronics," Supercond. Sci. Technol., vol. 36, no. 5, p. 055009, Apr. 2023, doi: 10.1088/1361-6668/acc280.
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J. P. Allmaras, A. G. Kozorezov, M. Colangelo, B. A. Korzh, M. D. Shaw, and K. K. Berggren, "Effect of temperature oscillations on kinetic inductance and depairing in thin and narrow superconducting nanowire resonators," Phys. Rev. B, vol. 107, no. 10, p. 104520, Mar. 2023, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevB.107.104520.
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I. Charaev et al., "Single-photon detection using high-temperature superconductors," Nat. Nanotechnol., pp. 1–7, Mar. 2023, doi: 10.1038/s41565-023-01325-2.
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R. A. Foster, M. Castellani, A. Buzzi, O. Medeiros, M. Colangelo, and K. K. Berggren, "A Superconducting Nanowire Binary Shift Register." arXiv, Feb. 09, 2023. Accessed: Feb. 17, 2023. [Online]. Available:
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M. Colangelo, "Superconducting Nanowire Technology for Microwave and Photonics Applications," PhD Thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2023. [Online]. Available:
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E. Batson et al., "Reduced ITO for Transparent Superconducting Electronics." arXiv, Dec. 16, 2022. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2212.08573.
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A. Buzzi, M. Castellani, R. A. Foster, O. Medeiros, M. Colangelo, and K. K. Berggren, "A Nanocryotron Memory and Logic Family." arXiv, Dec. 15, 2022. doi: 10.48550/arXiv.2212.07953.
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Y. Hochberg et al., "New constraints on dark matter from superconducting nanowires," Phys. Rev. D, vol. 106, no. 11, p. 112005, Dec. 2022, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.106.112005.
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S. I. Davis et al., "Improved Heralded Single-Photon Source with a Photon-Number-Resolving Superconducting Nanowire Detector," Phys. Rev. Applied, vol. 18, no. 6, p. 064007, Dec. 2022, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.18.064007.
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S. Koppell, "Extending the Reach of Dielectric Haloscopes," presented at the CPAD Workshop 2022, Stony Brook, NY, Nov. 30, 2022. [Online]. Available:
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E. Piatti et al., "Reversible Tuning of Superconductivity in Ion-Gated NbN Ultrathin Films by Self-Encapsulation with a High-k Dielectric Layer," Phys. Rev. Applied, vol. 18, no. 5, p. 054023, Nov. 2022, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.18.054023.
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D. J. Paul, “Optimizing Infrared Sensitivity of Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors,” presented at the Applied Superconductivity Conference (ASC), Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 2022.
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M. Colangelo, “Impedance-matched differential SNSPDs for high-performance single-photon counting,” presented at the ASC 2022, Honolulu, Hawaii, Oct. 24, 2022.
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A. Dane et al., "Self-heating hotspots in superconducting nanowires cooled by phonon black-body radiation," Nat Commun, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 5429, Sep. 2022, doi: 10.1038/s41467-022-32719-w.
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M. Colangelo et al., "Large-Area Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors for Operation at Wavelengths up to 7.4 μm," Nano Lett., Jul. 2022, doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.1c05012.
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L. Shao et al., "Electrical Control of Gigahertz Frequency Phonons on Chip," in Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition (2022), paper QTu2A.14, Optica Publishing Group, Jun. 2022, p. QTu2A.14. Accessed: Aug. 04, 2022. [Online]. Available:
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S. I. Davis et al., "Heralding Single Photons from a Photon Pair Source using a Superconducting Nanowire Detector," in Quantum 2.0 Conference and Exhibition (2022), paper QW3B.3, Optica Publishing Group, Jun. 2022, p. QW3B.3. Accessed: Aug. 04, 2022. [Online]. Available:
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J. Chiles et al., "New Constraints on Dark Photon Dark Matter with Superconducting Nanowire Detectors in an Optical Haloscope," Phys. Rev. Lett., vol. 128, no. 23, p. 231802, Jun. 2022, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.231802.
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M. Castellani, “A Superconducting Nanowire Platform for Artificial Spiking Neural Networks,” presented at the WOLTE 15, Matera, Italy, Jun. 08, 2022.
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A. Buzzi, “Building blocks design for superconducting nanowire asynchronous logic,” presented at the WOLTE 15, Matera, Italy, Jun. 08, 2022.
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L. Shao et al., "Electrical control of surface acoustic waves," Nat Electron, pp. 1–8, Jun. 2022, doi: 10.1038/s41928-022-00773-3.
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M. Castellani, “Design of a Superconducting Nanowire-Based Synapse for Energy-Efficient Spiking Neural Networks,” presented at the EIPBN 2022, New Orleans, LA, Jun. 02, 2022.
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D. F. Santavicca, M. Colangelo, C. R. Eagle, M. P. Warusawithana, and K. K. Berggren, "50 Ω transmission lines with extreme wavelength compression based on superconducting nanowires on high-permittivity substrates," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 119, no. 25, p. 252601, Dec. 2021, doi: 10.1063/5.0077008.
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J. Chiles et al., "First Constraints on Dark Photon Dark Matter with Superconducting Nanowire Detectors in an Optical Haloscope," arXiv:2110.01582 [astro-ph, physics:hep-ex, physics:hep-ph, physics:physics], Oct. 2021, Accessed: Oct. 12, 2021. [Online]. Available:
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M. Colangelo et al., "Impedance-matched differential superconducting nanowire detectors," arXiv:2108.07962 [physics], Aug. 2021, Accessed: Aug. 25, 2021. [Online]. Available:
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Q. Xie et al., “NbN-Gated GaN Transistor Technology for Applications in Quantum Computing Systems,” in 2021 Symposium on VLSI Technology, Jun. 2021, pp. 1–2.
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M. Colangelo et al., "Impedance-matched differential SNSPDs for practical photon counting with sub-10 ps timing jitter," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2021), Optical Society of America, May 2021, p. FW2P.1. doi: 10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2021.FW2P.1.
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M. Colangelo et al., "Impedance-matched differential SNSPDs for practical photon counting with sub-10 ps timing jitter," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (2021), paper FW2P.1, Optica Publishing Group, May 2021, p. FW2P.1. doi: 10.1364/CLEO_QELS.2021.FW2P.1.
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M. Colangelo, D. Zhu, D. F. Santavicca, B. A. Butters, J. C. Bienfang, and K. K. Berggren, "Compact and Tunable Forward Coupler Based on High-Impedance Superconducting Nanowires," Phys. Rev. Applied, vol. 15, no. 2, p. 024064, Feb. 2021, doi: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.15.024064.
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L. Hallett et al., "Superconducting MoN thin films prepared by DC reactive magnetron sputtering for nanowire single-photon detectors," Supercond. Sci. Technol., vol. 34, no. 3, p. 035012, Feb. 2021, doi: 10.1088/1361-6668/abda5f.
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R. Baghdadi et al., "Enhancing the performance of superconducting nanowire-based detectors with high-filling factor by using variable thickness," Supercond. Sci. Technol., vol. 34, no. 3, p. 035010, Feb. 2021, doi: 10.1088/1361-6668/abdba6.
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J. Holzgrafe et al., "Cavity electro-optics in thin-film lithium niobate for efficient microwave-to-optical transduction," Optica, OPTICA, vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 1714–1720, Dec. 2020, doi: 10.1364/OPTICA.397513.
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M. Colangelo, D. Zhu, D. F. Santavicca, B. A. Butters, J. C. Bienfang, and K. K. Berggren, "A compact and tunable forward coupler based on high-impedance superconducting nanowires," arXiv:2011.11406 [cond-mat, physics:physics], Nov. 2020, Accessed: Dec. 09, 2020. [Online]. Available:
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E. Toomey, K. Segall, M. Castellani, M. Colangelo, N. Lynch, and K. K. Berggren, "Superconducting Nanowire Spiking Element for Neural Networks," Nano Lett., vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 8059–8066, Nov. 2020, doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c03057.
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I. Charaev, Y. Morimoto, A. Dane, A. Agarwal, M. Colangelo, and K. K. Berggren, "Large-area microwire MoSi single-photon detectors at 1550 nm wavelength," Appl. Phys. Lett., vol. 116, no. 24, p. 242603, Jun. 2020, doi: 10.1063/5.0005439.
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D. Zhu et al., "Resolving Photon Numbers Using a Superconducting Nanowire with Impedance-Matching Taper," Nano Letters, Apr. 2020, doi: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.0c00985.
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B. Korzh et al., "Demonstration of sub-3 ps temporal resolution with a superconducting nanowire single-photon detector," Nature Photonics, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 250–255, Apr. 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41566-020-0589-x.
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M.-H. Nguyen et al., "Cryogenic Memory Architecture Integrating Spin Hall Effect based Magnetic Memory and Superconductive Cryotron Devices," Scientific Reports, vol. 10, no. 1, p. 248, Jan. 2020, doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-57137-9.

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