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Title: An ion trap built with photonic crystal fibre technology

We demonstrate a surface-electrode ion trap fabricated using techniques transferred from the manufacture of photonic-crystal fibres. This provides a relatively straightforward route for realizing traps with an electrode structure on the 100 micron scale with high optical access. We demonstrate the basic functionality of the trap by cooling a single ion to the quantum ground state, allowing us to measure a heating rate from the ground state of 787 ± 24 quanta/s. Variation of the fabrication procedure used here may provide access to traps in this geometry with trap scales between 100 μm and 10 μm.
Authors:
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  1. Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zürich, Otto-Stern Weg 1, 8093 Zürich (Switzerland)
  2. Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guenther-Scharowsky-Str. 1/Bldg. 24, 91058 Erlangen (Germany)
  3. Leibniz Institute of Photonic Technology e.V., Albert-Einstein-Straße 9, 07745 Jena (Germany)
  4. (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22392398
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Review of Scientific Instruments; Journal Volume: 86; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: (c) 2015 Author(s); Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; CRYSTALS; ELECTRODES; FABRICATION; FIBERS; GEOMETRY; GROUND STATES; HEATING RATE; IONS; TRAPS