Welcome to IOTA

In the last two decades our ability to study individual quantum systems (or controlled ensembles of them), virtually free from outside perturbations, has been transformed from a dream to a reality. Trapped atomic and molecular ions have been at the heart of this revolution, providing the key to a deeper understanding of many of the underlying principles of Physics and Chemistry. Physicists can now trap single atoms or photons, prepare these particles in well-defined states and follow their evolution in real time. Deeper insight into the fundamental scientific principles leads to the emergence of innovative applications and stimulates technical evolution. Scientific and technological applications include frequency metrology for the precise determination of fundamental constants; frequency standards e.g. global positioning; the determination of atomic ground state properties e.g. mass, life-time, spin; quantum information and cavity quantum electrodynamics. Notably, the production of cold molecules and the study of chemical dynamics at ultralow temperatures are areas of remarkable current growth within the field. This action will advance the frontier of knowledge regarding basic questions in order to foster the emergence of novel applications.

 

Final publication

 

Final publication of COST Action MP1001 [Link to youtue]

How does a quantum computer work? How precise is precise? Can you see single atoms?
What is the chemistry of ultracold molecules? Learn about tomorrow’s tool in physics and chemistry: ion traps !

All credits for the video on www.iontraps.eu/creditsm

2015 meetings

After 4 years  COST Action MP1001 has reached the end of its regular lifetime on 5 December 2014

The Ion Trappers Network continues to live with some activities, the newsletter and the job postings.

This website will adiabatically migrate to our new home www.iontraps.eu

2015 meetings

A School on Trapped Charged Particles and Fundamental Physics is scheduled in Les Houches,  19-30 January 2015

2 PostDoc Positions Marseille, France

Our team at Aix-Marseille University offers two postdoctoral positions starting in early 2015.

Giant Molecules : We offer a postdoc/engineering position for 12 months (extensible to 18 m) to develop a prototype of a device detecting very large molecules.  The experiment is at the interface of physics and chemistry, it employs optical detection techniques (laser spectroscopy), and also guiding and storing of charged particles (ion trap).

3 photons : We are supported by the local excellence cluster, and in the frame of a new project, we offer a postdoc position for 18 months in coherent multi-photon spectroscopy. Among the major tasks of the candidate will be the phase/frequency lock of the lasers and the frequency comb.

You’ll find more detailed informations in the attached pdf files. For both positions we are seeking a motivated experimentalist (m/f) with a good background in atomic and laser physics. We also expect you to be a team player!

Our aim is to fill both positions as soon as possible in early 2015. For details, please contact the head of the group Martina Knoop – martina.knoop @ univ-amu.fr

Attachments:

Positions at ARCNL

PhD and PostDoc positions at ARCNL

The Advanced Research Center for Nanolithography (ARCNL) is a new research center, located at the Amsterdam Science Park.

ARCNL is a public-private partnership between the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter (FOM), the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the VU University Amsterdam (VU) and the semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML. ARCNL focuses on the fundamental physics involved in current and future key technologies in nanolithography, primarily for the semiconductor industry.

During a short, initial phase, ARCNL formally operates as a department of the FOM Institute AMOLF. After this launch, it will be an independent research center, staffed by approximately one hundred scientists and technical support staff. ARCNL is managed under the auspices of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).

For its first research groups, ARCNL now invites applications for the positions of PhD students and postdocs in Nanolithography in the following fields:

Generation of EUV light through laser-induced plasmas Structure, composition and dynamics of EUV producing plasmas New targets for the generation of EUV light Lensless imaging with EUV light Growth of nanolayers (e.g. graphene) and multilayers for EUV optics Spectrocopy on EUV emitting plasmas using ultrafast lasers and high-harmonic generation Nanophotochemistry for EUV photoresists

ARCNL is seeking candidates trained in experimental physics, chemistry, materials science or engineering with an interest in cutting-edge research, combining fundamental and applied aspects. The selected junior scientists will become members of a new team of 100 ARCNL staff. They will benefit from brand new, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and research equipment. Research will be carried out in strong partnership with ASML, AMOLF and UvA/VU. Short internships at ASML may be part of each project. After finishing their work at ARCNL, excellent candidates may have a subsequent job perspective at ASML.

ARCNL employees will be under contract with either FOM, UvA or VU, under standard working conditions. PhD positions are for 4 years, postdoc positions for 2 or 3 years.

Descriptions of specific research projects and job openings are posted on the ARCNL website: http://www.arcnl.nl/jobs-internships/

More WEB: https://www.sciencemag.org/content/345/6195/local/classified.pdf

News


Dear all,

this is already the third year of our Action, and many ion trapping events are still planned. However, we should have a look in the future and your suggestions are important ! The main event of 2014 will be THE ion trapper conference ECTI, scheduled for 15-19 Sept 2014 close to Mainz. I would be happy to receive any additional proposal for workshops or training events in 2014 before September 2013.
Another important question concerns the future of this Action. If you think that it is useful, and should be continued after 2014 (in which way ?) I would be happy about your feedback. The management committee will discuss all your suggestions in October !

Martina        (martina.knoop @ univ-amu.fr)

News
Jonathan Home has been awarded the SAOT Young Researcher Award 2013. Congratulations  !
It’s still time to apply for a Short Term Scientifc Mission in 2013. Durations are from a week to 3 months, the application procedure is described on the website.
Events
 
Deadline for registration and abstract submission of the Arosa Workshop on Cold Molecules is 30th June 2013

Registration is open for IonTech 2, 23-25 October in Paris, see website
Passion for Physics: SIF is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the International School of Physics “Enrico Fermi” on 15 June 2013 in Villa Monastero, Varenna (Italy). The preliminary program is here.
Workshop Announcement  “Longrange interactions in the ultracold”,  Stuttgart (Germany), September 3-5, 2013
The 11th International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas has been announced to  take place at Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan, October 6-9, 2014 in conjunction with the International Conference on Trapped Charged Particles and Fundamental Physics.
Jobs
Positions available in Time and Frequency group at NPL, deadline is 17th June Link

A Postdoc Vacancy for Antihydrogen Physics at Swansea University, please contact Niels Madsen
PhD position of Marie Curie early stage researcher scheme “Frontiers in Quantum Technology” programme is available at Imperail College, London. For details please contact R Thompson or D Segal.  Application here.
Publications
Detection of ion micromotion in a linear Paul trap with a high finesse cavity
Boon Leng Chuah, Nicholas C. Lewty, Radu Cazan, and Murray D. Barrett
Optics Express 21, 10632-10641 (2013)

A high-rate source for single photons in a pure quantum state
C Kurz, J Huwer, M Schug, P Muller and J Eschner
New J. Phys. 15, 055005 (2013)

Emergence and Frustration of Magnetism with Variable-Range Interactions in a Quantum Simulator
R. Islam, C. Senko, W. C. Campbell, S. Korenblit, J. Smith, A. Lee, E. E. Edwards, C.-C. J. Wang, J. K. Freericks, C. Monroe
Science 340, 583-587 (2013)

Coupling a Single Trapped Atom to a Nanoscale Optical Cavity
J. D. Thompson, T. G. Tiecke, N. P. de Leon, J. Feist, A. V. Akimov, M. Gullans, A. S. Zibrov, V. Vuletic, M. D. Lukin
Science 340, 1202-1205 (2013)

Quantum simulation of dynamical maps with trapped ions
P. Schindler, M. Muller, D. Nigg, J. T. Barreiro, E. A. Martinez, M. Hennrich, T. Monz, S. Diehl, P. Zoller & R. Blatt
Nature Physics 9, 361-367 (2013)

An integrated fiber trap for single-ion photonics
Hiroki Takahashi, Alex Wilson, Andrew Riley-Watson, Fedja Orucevic, Nicolas Seymour-Smith, Matthias Keller and Wolfgang Lange
New J. Phys. 15, 053011 (2013)

One-dimensional array of ion chains coupled to an optical cavity
Marko Cetina, Alexei Bylinskii, Leon Karpa, Dorian Gangloff, Kristin M Beck, Yufei Ge, Matthias Scholz, Andrew T Grier, Isaac Chuang and Vladan Vuletic
New J. Phys. 15, 053001 (2013)

Heralded Photonic Interaction between Distant Single Ions
M. Schug, J. Huwer, C. Kurz, P. Muller, and J. Eschner
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 213603 (2013)

Certifying Systematic Errors in Quantum Experiments
Tobias Moroder, Matthias Kleinmann, Philipp Schindler, Thomas Monz, Otfried Gühne, and Rainer Blatt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 180401 (2013)

Measurement of the Coulomb Logarithm in a Radio-Frequency Paul Trap
Kuang Chen, Scott T. Sullivan, Wade G. Rellergert, and Eric R. Hudson
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 173003 (2013)

Ideal multipole ion traps from planar ring electrodes
Robert J. Clark
J. Appl. Phys. B (2013)

Identifying Single Molecular Ions by Resolved Sideband Measurements
James E. Goeders , Craig R. Clark , Grahame Vittorini , Kenneth Wright , C. Ricardo Viteri , and Kenneth R. Brown
J. Phys. Chem. A (2013)

Widely tunable laser frequency offset lock with 30 GHz range and 5 THz offset
J. Biesheuvel, D. W. E. Noom, E. J. Salumbides, K. T. Sheridan, W. Ubachs, and J. C. J. Koelemeij
Optics Express 21, 14008-14016 (2013)

Observation of elastic collisions between lithium atoms and calcium ions
Shinsuke Haze, Sousuke Hata, Munekazu Fujinaga, and Takashi Mukaiyama
Phys. Rev. A 87, 052715 (2013)

Entangling two defects via a surrounding crystal
T. Fogarty, E. Kajari, B. G. Taketani, A. Wolf, Th. Busch, and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. A 87, 050304(R) (2013)

Photoionization of the H2+ ion by ultrashort elliptically polarized laser pulses
Xiaoxu Guan, Ryan C. DuToit, and Klaus Bartschat
Phys. Rev. A 87, 053410 (2013)

Spontaneous nucleation and dynamics of kink defects in zigzag arrays of trapped ions
S. Ejtemaee and P. C. Haljan
Phys. Rev. A 87, 051401(R) (2013)

Realization of holonomic single-qubit operations
K. Toyoda, K. Uchida, A. Noguchi, S. Haze, and S. Urabe
Phys. Rev. A 87, 052307 (2013)

Parallel execution of quantum gates in a long linear ion chain via Rydberg mode shaping
Weibin Li, Alexander W. Glaetzle, Rejish Nath, and Igor Lesanovsky
Phys. Rev. A 87, 052304 (2013)

Measurement of collisions between rubidium atoms and optically dark rubidium ions in trapped mixtures
Seunghyun Lee, K. Ravi, and S. A. Rangwala
Phys. Rev. A 87, 052701 (2013)

Pulsed phonon lasing in trapped ions
Y. Xie, W. Wan, H. Y. Wu, F. Zhou, L. Chen, and M. Feng
Phys. Rev. A 87, 053402 (2013)

Cold ion–polar-molecule reactions studied with a combined Stark-velocity-filter–ion-trap apparatus
Kunihiro Okada, Takuya Suganuma, Takahiro Furukawa, Toshinobu Takayanagi, Michiharu Wada, and Hans A. Schuessler
Phys. Rev. A 87, 043427 (2013)

Preprints
Experimental access to higher-order Zeeman effects by precision spectroscopy of highly charged ions in a Penning trap
D. von Lindenfels, M. Wiesel, D. A. Glazov, A. V. Volotka, M. M. Sokolov, V. M. Shabaev, G. Plunien, W. Quint, G. Birkl, A. Martin, M. Vogel

Single qubit manipulation in a microfabricated surface electrode ion trap
Emily Mount, So-Young Baek, Matthew Blain, Daniel Stick, Daniel Gaultney, Stephen Crain, Rachel Noek, Taehyun Kim, Peter Maunz, Jungsang Kim

Measurement and control of polar molecules using trapped atomic ions
Jordi Mur-Petit, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

Production of translationally cold barium monohalide ions
M. V. DePalatis, M. S. Chapman

Dynamics of topological defects in ion Coulomb crystals
Heather L. Partner, Ramil Nigmatullin, Tobias Burgermeister, Karsten Pyka, Jonas Keller, Alex Retzker, Martin B. Plenio, Tanja E. Mehlstaubler

Long-term drifts of stray electric fields in a Paul trap
Arne Harter, Artjom Krukow, Andreas Brunner, Johannes Hecker Denschlag

Space charge effect on parametric resonances of ion cloud in a linear Paul trap
P. Mandal, S. Das, D. De Munshi, T. Dutta, M. Mukherjee

An atomic clock with 10^-18 instability
N. Hinkley, J. A. Sherman, N. B. Phillips, M. Schioppo, N. D. Lemke, K. Beloy, M. Pizzocaro, C. W. Oates, A. D. Ludlow

Observation of elastic collisions between lithium atoms and calcium ions
Shinsuke Haze, Sousuke Hata, Munekazu Fujinaga, Takashi Mukaiyama

A System for Trapping Barium Ions in a Microfabricated Surface Trap
Richard D Graham, Shaw-Pin Chen, Tomasz Sakrejda, John Wright, Zichao Zhou, Boris B Blinov

Quantum mechanical uncertainties and exact transition probabilities for time dependent quadratic Hamiltonian with special results for Paul ion trap
Gal Harari, Yacob Ben-Aryeh, Ady Mann

Energy levels of Th+ between 7.3 and 8.3 eV
O. A. Herrera-Sancho, N. Nemitz, M. V. Okhapkin, E. Peik

Comparison of ancilla preparation and measurement procedures for the Steane [[7,1,3]] code on a model ion trap quantum computer
Yu Tomita, Mauricio Gutirrez, Chingiz Kabytayev, Kenneth R. Brown, M. R. Hutsel, A. P. Morris, Kelly E. Stevens, G. Mohler

Ramp dynamics of phonons in an ion trap: entanglement generation and cooling
T. Dutta, M. Mukherjee, K. Sengupta

Decay rate measurement of the first vibrationally excited state of MgH^+ in a cryogenic Paul trap
O. O. Versolato, M. Schwarz, A. K. Hansen, A. D. Gingell, A. Windberger, L. Klosowski, J. Ullrich, F. Jensen, J. R. Crespo Lopez-Urrutia, M. Drewsen

Experimental determination of the nuclear magnetic octupole moment of 137Ba+ ion
Nicholas C. Lewty, Boon Leng Chuah, Radu Cazan, B. K. Sahoo, M. D. Barrett

Characterization of fluorescence collection optics integrated with a micro-fabricated surface electrode ion trap
Craig R. Clark, Chin-wen Chou, A. R. Ellis, Jeff Hunker, Shanalyn A. Kemme, Peter Maunz, Boyan Tabakov, Chris Tigges, Daniel L. Stick

Quantum chaos in SU_3 models with trapped ions
Tobias Grass, Bruno Julia-Diaz, Marek Kus, Maciej Lewenstein

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Newsletter – April 2013

 

April 2013 | News  from the COST Action MP1001 “Ion Traps for Tomorrow’s Applications”

Dear colleagues,

our Action is steadily growing in terms of activity, publications and members. Our best means to promote Ion Trapping and give it a broad platform is training of young researchers. There is a growing interest for STSMs (please continue to apply), and an important event will be the International School Enrico Fermi, organized from 22 to 30 July in Varenna on lake Como. A preliminary programme is now online, and you’ll also find the application form on our website. The (strict) deadline is 6 May 2013.

Your editorial team

News
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas (Greifswald, Aug 2012) have recently been published. They are  available at:  http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1521/1
Two new colleagues from outside Europe have recently joined our ever growing Action: Herman Uys from CSIR,South Africa, and Svetlana Kotochigova and Alexander Petrov from Temple University, Philadelphia. WELCOME !
Klaus Blaum, Heinz-Jürgen Kluge, Michael Block und Yuri Novikov have been awarded the G. N. Flerov-Prize 2013, see here.
The second newsletter of the Network on “Physics of Ion Coulomb Crystals is ONLINE.
Ofri Kahana has related her adventure at the Nobel prize meeting in epn (link).  A great way to promote girls in science (and student contests)!
Events

The announcement for IonTech 2, 23-25 October in Paris is ONLINE
The second circular for the Arosa Workshop on Cold Molecules in September has been published.
A Career Development Workshop for Women in Physics is organized at ICTP in Trieste from 16- 19 September 2013. Link
Passion for Physics: SIF is celebrating the 60th anniversary of the International School Enrico Fermi on 15 June 2013 in Villa Monasterio, Varenna.
The preliminary program is here.
Workshop Announcement  “Longrange interactions in the ultracold”,  Stuttgart (Germany), September 3-5, 2013
Jobs
The Cost Office is looking for a 10-months maternity leave replacement for the Science Officer (SO) in the Materials, Physics and Nanosciences Domain  (MPNS). Link

Griffith University, Australia is offering a 2 year post-doc position on Ion-Trap Quantum Computing. Deadline 31 May, Details here
A post-doc position is available at Nottingham University on Quantum Information and Simulation with Rydberg Ions”, Details here
Publications
Proceedings of the 10th International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas (Greifswald, Aug 2012)  are  available at:  http://proceedings.aip.org/resource/2/apcpcs/1521/1.
They contain a large number of articles relevant to the domain (and are not listed individually).

Evidence for sympathetic vibrational cooling of translationally cold molecules
Wade G. Rellergert,Scott T. Sullivan, Steven J. Schowalter, Svetlana Kotochigova, Kuang Chen & Eric R. Hudson
Nature 495, 490–494 (2013)

Decoherence of a Single-Ion Qubit Immersed in a Spin-Polarized Atomic Bath
L. Ratschbacher, C. Sias, L. Carcagni, J. M. Silver, C. Zipkes, and M. Koehl
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 160402 (2013)

Sympathetic Electromagnetically-Induced-Transparency Laser Cooling of Motional Modes in an Ion Chain
Y. Lin, J. P. Gaebler, T. R. Tan, R. Bowler, J. D. Jost, D. Leibfried, and D. J. Wineland
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 153002 (2013)

Resolution of Single Spin Flips of a Single Proton
A. Mooser, H. Kracke, K. Blaum, S. A. Braeuninger, K. Franke, C. Leiteritz, W. Quint, C. C. Rodegheri, S. Ulmer, and J. Walz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 140405 (2013)

Resolving an Individual One-Proton Spin Flip to Determine a Proton Spin State
J. DiSciacca, M. Marshall, K. Marable, and G. Gabrielse
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 140406 (2013)

One-Particle Measurement of the Antiproton Magnetic Moment
J. DiSciacca, M. Marshall, K. Marable, G. Gabrielse, S. Ettenauer, E. Tardiff, R. Kalra, D. W. Fitzakerley, M. C. George, E. A. Hessels, C. H. Storry, M. Weel, D. Grzonka, W. Oelert, and T. Sefzick (ATRAP Collaboration)
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 130801 (2013)

Dynamical Suppression of Unwanted Transitions in Multistate Quantum Systems
Genko T. Genov and Nikolay V. Vitanov
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 133002 (2013)

Trapping of Topological-Structural Defects in Coulomb Crystals
M. Mielenz, J. Brox, S. Kahra, G. Leschhorn, M. Albert, T. Schaetz, H. Landa, and B. Reznik
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 133004 (2013)

Shot-Noise-Limited Monitoring and Phase Locking of the Motion of a Single Trapped Ion
P. Bushev, G. Hetet, L. Slodicka, D. Rotter, M. A. Wilson, F. Schmidt-Kaler, J. Eschner, and R. Blatt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 133602 (2013)

g-factor measurement of hydrogenlike 28Si13+ as a challenge to QED calculations
S. Sturm, A. Wagner, M. Kretzschmar, W. Quint, G. Werth, and K. Blaum
Phys. Rev. A 87, 030501(R) (2013)

Sub-Doppler cavity cooling beyond the Lamb-Dicke regime
Boon Leng Chuah, Nicholas C. Lewty, Radu Cazan, and Murray D. Barrett
Phys. Rev. A 87, 043420 (2013)

Entanglement detection by Bragg scattering
Chiara Macchiavello and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. A 87, 044301 (2013)

Trapping ions from a fast beam in a radio-frequency ion trap: Exploring the energy exchange with the longitudinal radio-frequency field
Annette Svendsen, Lutz Lammich, John E. Andersen, Henrik K. Bechtold, Erik Sondergaard, Frank Mikkelsen, and Henrik B. Pedersen
Phys. Rev. A 87, 043410 (2013)

Quantum computation with rotational states of nonpolar ionic molecules
Sang Jae Yun and Chang Hee Nam
Phys. Rev. A 87, 040302(R) (2013)

Optical frequency standard based on a single 40Ca+
KeLin Gao,
Chinese Science Bulletin 58, pp 853-863 (2013)

Nonequilibrium dynamics of arbitrary-range Ising models with decoherence: An exact analytic solution
Michael Foss-Feig, Kaden R. A. Hazzard, John J. Bollinger, and Ana Maria Rey
Phys. Rev. A 87, 042101 (2013)

Molecular quantum rotors in gyroscopic motion with a nonspreading rotational wave packet
Sang Jae Yun and Chang Hee Nam
Phys. Rev. A 87, 032520 (2013)

Laser cooling of externally produced Mg ions in a Penning trap for sympathetic cooling of highly charged ions
Z. Andelkovic, R. Cazan, and W. Nortershauser and R. Johren, J. Vollbrecht, and V. Hannen and M. Vogel
Phys. Rev. A 87, 033423 (2013)

Quantum quenches of ion Coulomb crystals across structural instabilities. II. Thermal effects
Jens D. Baltrusch, Cecilia Cormick, and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. A 87, 032116 (2013)

Appearance size of poly-anionic aluminum clusters, Al_n^z-, z = 2–5
Franklin Martinez, Steffi Bandelow, Christian Breitenfeldt, Gerrit Marx, Lutz Schweikhard, Frank Wienholtz and Falk Ziegler
Eur. Phys. J. D, 67:39 (2013)

Preprints
Phase stabilization of a frequency comb using multi-pulse quantum interferometry
Andrea Cadarso, Jordi Mur-Petit, Juan Jose Garcia-Ripoll

Suppression of Ion Transport due to Long-Lived Sub-Wavelength Localization by an Optical Lattice
Leon Karpa, Alexei Bylinskii, Dorian Gangloff, Marko Cetina, Vladan Vuletic

Spontaneous nucleation and dynamics of kink defects in zigzag arrays of trapped ions
S. Ejtemaee, P. C. Haljan

A double ion trap for large Coulomb crystals
Caroline Champenois, Jofre Pedregosa-Gutierrez , Mathieu Marciante, Didier Guyomarc’h, Marie Houssin, Martina Knoop

A high-power 626 nm diode laser system for Beryllium ion trapping
H. Ball, M. W. Lee, S. D. Gensemer, M. J. Biercuk

Measurement of collisions between rubidium atoms and optically dark rubidium ions
Seunghyun Lee, K. Ravi, S. A. Rangwala

Entanglement-enhanced detection of single-photon scattering
C. Hempel, B. P. Lanyon, P. Jurcevic, R. Gerritsma, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos

——-preprints from last month——-
Heralded photonic interaction between distant single ions
Michael Schug, Jan Huwer, Christoph Kurz, Philipp Müller, Jurgen Eschner

A high-rate source for single photons in a pure quantum state
Christoph Kurz, Jan Huwer, Michael Schug, Philipp Muller, Jurgen Eschner

Simple Manipulation of a Microwave Dressed-State Ion Qubit
S. C. Webster, S. Weidt, K. Lake, J. J. McLoughlin, W. K. Hensinger

Quadrupole transitions in the bound rotational-vibrational spectrum of the deuterium molecular ion
Horacio Olivares Pilon

Modular cryostat for ion trapping with surface-electrode ion traps
Grahame Vittorini, Kenneth Wright, Kenneth R. Brown, Alexa W. Harter, S. Charles Doret

Sub-Doppler Cavity Cooling Beyond The Lamb-Dicke Limit
Boon Leng Chuah, Nicholas C. Lewty, Radu Cazan, Murray D. Barrett

Ion-neutral chemistry at ultralow energies: Dynamics of reactive collisions between laser-cooled Ca+ ions and Rb atoms in an ion-atom hybrid trap
Felix H.J. Hall, Pascal Eberle, Gregor Hegi, Maurice Raoult, Mireille Aymar, Olivier Dulieu, Stefan Willitsch

Two-dimensional ion trap lattice on a microchip for quantum simulation
R. C. Sterling, H. Rattanasonti, S. Weidt, K. Lake, P. Srinivasan, S. C. Webster, M. Kraft, W. K. Hensinger

One-dimensional array of ion chains coupled to an optical cavity
Marko Cetina, Alexei Bylinskii, Leon Karpa, Dorian Gangloff, Kristin M. Beck, Yufei Ge, Matthias Scholz, Andrew T. Grier, Isaac Chuang, Vladan Vuletic

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Newsletter – March 2013

 

March 2013 | News  from the COST Action MP1001 “Ion Traps for Tomorrow’s Applications”

Dear colleagues,

many of you have taken the habit to look at our publication list (and to contribute by communicating your articles spontaneously !!). We believe that in a joint approach we can propose other useful services to the ion trappers community. A work meeting on the development of an Ion Trapper Wiki (based on existing work and publications) is planned to be organized in June 2013.  If you volunteer to give input to this, please contact Martina rapidly. Thanks !!

Your editorial team

News
The European Physical Society has published a study about “Physics for the European economy” which gives some very interesting views. The Summary is available here, the full report will be on the website after the official presentation to the EPS council beginning of April.
Events
Applications are open for the Varenna Summer School. A preliminary program will be soon on-site.
Jobs
PhD and postdoc opening Uni Bonn ” Trapped ions in high-finesse optical cavities: Building the quantum internetPostdoc” contact M Köhl

PhD Opportunities at Imperial College London “Frontiers in Quantum Technology”,  see details here

Publications
Injection locking of violet laser diodes with a 3.2 GHz offset frequency for driving Raman transitions in 43Ca+
B. C. Keitch, N. R. Thomas, and D. M. Lucas
Optics Letters 38, 830-832 (2013)

Simulating the coupling of angular momenta in distant matter qubits
C. Ammon, A. Maser, U. Schilling, T. Bastin, and J. von Zanthier
Phys. Rev. A 86, 052308 (2012)

Superresolving Multiphoton Interferences with Independent Light Sources
S. Oppel, T. Buttner, P. Kok, and J. von Zanthier
Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 233603 (2012)

Scaling the Ion Trap Quantum Processor
C. Monroe and J. Kim
Science 339:1164-1169 (2013)

Emergence of a Measurement Basis in Atom-Photon Scattering
Yinnon Glickman, Shlomi Kotler, Nitzan Akerman, Roee Ozeri
Science 339:1187-1191 (2013)

A compact UHV package for microfabricated ion-trap arrays with direct electronic air-side access
Guido Wilpers, Patrick See, Patrick Gill, Alastair G. Sinclair
Appl. Phys. B 111:21-28 (2013)

Topological qubits with Majorana fermions in trapped ions
A Mezzacapo, J Casanova, L Lamata and E Solano
New J. Phys. 15:033005 (2013)

Reliable transport through a microfabricated X-junction surface-electrode ion trap
Kenneth Wright, Jason M Amini, Daniel L Faircloth, Curtis Volin, S Charles Doret, Harley Hayden, C-S Pai, David W Landgren, Douglas Denison, Tyler Killian, Richart E Slusher and Alexa W Harter
New J. Phys. 15:033004 (2013)

Analysis of a photon number resolving detector based on fluorescence readout of an ion Coulomb crystal quantum memory inside an optical cavity
Christoph Clausen, Nicolas Sangouard and Michael Drewsen
New J. Phys. 15:025021 (2013)

Creation of arbitrary Dicke and NOON states of trapped-ion qubits by global addressing with composite pulses
Svetoslav S Ivanov, Nikolay V Vitanov and Natalia V Korolkova
New J. Phys. 15:023039 (2013)

Quantum control of the motional states of trapped ions through fast switching of trapping potentials
J Alonso, F M Leupold, B C Keitch and J P Home
New J. Phys. 15:023001 (2013)

Dissipation-Assisted Quantum Information Processing with Trapped Ions
A. Bermudez, T. Schaetz, and M. B. Plenio
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 110502 (2013)

Tensor Interaction Limit Derived From the a-b-v Correlation in Trapped 8Li Ions
G. Li et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 092502 (2013)

B-Delayed Neutron Spectroscopy Using Trapped Radioactive Ions
R. M. Yee et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 092501 (2013)

Phase-Imaging Ion-Cyclotron-Resonance Measurements for Short-Lived Nuclides
S. Eliseev et al.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 082501 (2013)

Undoing a Quantum Measurement
Philipp Schindler, Thomas Monz, Daniel Nigg, Julio T. Barreiro, Esteban A. Martinez, Matthias F. Brandl, Michael Chwalla, Markus Hennrich, and Rainer Blatt
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 070403 (2013)

State-Independent Experimental Test of Quantum Contextuality with a Single Trapped Ion
Xiang Zhang, Mark Um, Junhua Zhang, Shuoming An1, Ye Wang, Dong-ling Deng, Chao Shen, Lu-Ming Duan, and Kihwan Kim
Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 070401 (2013)

Erratum: High-precision atomic clocks with highly charged ions: Nuclear-spin-zero f12-shell ions [Phys. Rev. A 86, 054501 (2012)]
V. A. Dzuba, A. Derevianko, and V. V. Flambaum
Phys. Rev. A 87, 029906(E) (2013)

Influence of monolayer contamination on electric-field-noise heating in ion traps
A. Safavi-Naini, E. Kim, P. F. Weck, P. Rabl, and H. R. Sadeghpour
Phys. Rev. A 87, 023421 (2013)

Experimental access to higher-order Zeeman effects by precision spectroscopy of highly charged ions in a Penning trap
D. von Lindenfels et al.
Phys. Rev. A 87, 023412 (2013)

Evaluation of systematic shifts of the 88Sr+ single-ion optical frequency standard at the 10−17 level
Pierre Dube, Alan A. Madej, Zichao Zhou, and John E. Bernard
Phys. Rev. A 87, 023806 (2013)

Proposal for trapped-ion emulation of the electric dipole moment of neutral relativistic particles
Tihomir G. Tenev, Peter A. Ivanov, and Nikolay V. Vitanov
Phys. Rev. A 87, 022103 (2013)

Unpolarized, incoherent repumping light for prevention of dark states in a trapped and laser-cooled single ion
T. Lindvall, T. Fordell, I. Tittonen, and M. Merimaa
Phys. Rev. A 87, 013439 (2013)

Techniques for microwave near-field quantum control of trapped ions
U. Warring, C. Ospelkaus, Y. Colombe, K. R. Brown, J. M. Amini, M. Carsjens, D. Leibfried, and D. J. Wineland
Phys. Rev. A 87, 013437 (2013)

Implementation schemes for unsharp measurements with trapped ions
Sujit K. Choudhary, T. Konrad, and H. Uys
Phys. Rev. A 87, 012131 (2013)

Resonant few-photon excitation of a single-ion oscillator
Y.-W. Lin, S. Williams, and B. C. Odom
Phys. Rev. A 87, 011402(R) (2013)

Quantum-state transfer from an ion to a photon
A. Stute, B. Casabone, B. Brandstatter, K. Friebe, T. E. Northup and R. Blatt
Nature Photonics 7, 219-222 (2013)

Quantum Optics: Trapped ion to flying qubit
Dominik Maxein and Julien Laurat
Nature Photonics 7, 169-171 (2013)

Spectroscopy on a single trapped 137Ba+ ion for nuclear magnetic octupole moment determination: erratum
Nicholas C. Lewty, Boon Leng Chuah, Radu Cazan, B. K. Sahoo, and M. D. Barrett
Optics Express 21, 7131-7132 (2013)

Preprints
Heralded photonic interaction between distant single ions
Michael Schug, Jan Huwer, Christoph Kurz, Philipp Müller, Jurgen Eschner

A high-rate source for single photons in a pure quantum state
Christoph Kurz, Jan Huwer, Michael Schug, Philipp Muller, Jurgen Eschner

Simple Manipulation of a Microwave Dressed-State Ion Qubit
S. C. Webster, S. Weidt, K. Lake, J. J. McLoughlin, W. K. Hensinger

Resolution of Single Spin-Flips of a Single Proton
A. Mooser, H. Kracke, K. Blaum, S. A. Braeuninger, K. Franke, C. Leiteritz, W. Quint, C. C. Rodegheri, S. Ulmer, J. Walz

Quadrupole transitions in the bound rotational-vibrational spectrum of the deuterium molecular ion
Horacio Olivares Pilon

Modular cryostat for ion trapping with surface-electrode ion traps
Grahame Vittorini, Kenneth Wright, Kenneth R. Brown, Alexa W. Harter, S. Charles Doret

Sub-Doppler Cavity Cooling Beyond The Lamb-Dicke Limit
Boon Leng Chuah, Nicholas C. Lewty, Radu Cazan, Murray D. Barrett

Ion-neutral chemistry at ultralow energies: Dynamics of reactive collisions between laser-cooled Ca+ ions and Rb atoms in an ion-atom hybrid trap
Felix H.J. Hall, Pascal Eberle, Gregor Hegi, Maurice Raoult, Mireille Aymar, Olivier Dulieu, Stefan Willitsch

Two-dimensional ion trap lattice on a microchip for quantum simulation
R. C. Sterling, H. Rattanasonti, S. Weidt, K. Lake, P. Srinivasan, S. C. Webster, M. Kraft, W. K. Hensinger

One-dimensional array of ion chains coupled to an optical cavity
Marko Cetina, Alexei Bylinskii, Leon Karpa, Dorian Gangloff, Kristin M. Beck, Yufei Ge, Matthias Scholz, Andrew T. Grier, Isaac Chuang, Vladan Vuletic