Ion Storage Group - Summer 2014
We conduct experiments on atomic ions that are confined in electromagnetic traps and laser-cooled, in some cases, to the ground state of motion. Experiments employ RF (Paul) traps and Penning traps.
(1) RF-trap-based optical spectroscopy that requires ultra-stable lasers with application to accurate clocks
(2) Penning trap experiments, devoted to fundamental studies of liquid and crystalline plasmas and quantum-information processing and
(3) RF-trap studies of quantum-state engineering and entanglement with application to quantum-information processing, spectroscopy, and tests of quantum mechanics.
Selected Publications of the Ion Storage group
Ion Frequency Standards Publications
Penning traps and non-neutral plasmas
Quantum logic and coherent control
General and miscellaneous publications
David Wineland wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
PDF of Wineland Nobel Lecture
The center two beryllium ions (red) become and remain entangled by a dissipative pumping process. Entropy is removed from the system by laser cooling the outer magnesium ions (green). Image by Jack Bertram MotionForge
Dave Wineland, Group Leader
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