A 674 nm external cavity diode laser for a ⁸⁸Sr⁺ ion trap
Author(s)Thon, Susanna M. (Susanna Mitrani)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Isaac L. Chuang.
MetadataShow full item record
Atomic ion traps are a promising candidate for scalable quantum information processing. In this thesis, a 674 nm extended cavity diode laser is built to address an optical quantum bit in ⁸⁸Sr⁺ with the goal of testing such traps. To find this transition, a depletion experiment is performed in which the 674 nm transition depopulates the principal 422 nm transition, causing a dip in the ion fluorescence signal. Our preliminary results suggest that this depletion signal has been observed. .
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2005.Includes bibliographical references (p. 55-57).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology