Surface trap for ytterbium ions
Author(s)Campbell, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Alan)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.
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We conducted an experiment to load a shallow planar ion trap from a cold atom source of Ytterbium using photoionization. The surface trap consisted of a three-rod radio frequency Paul trap fabricated using standard printed circuit board techniques. The cold atom source was an isotope-selective magneto-optical trap of naturally-occurring Yb isotopes. The confining beams were provided by commercially-available ultra-violet diode lasers locked to an atomic reference using the Dichroic Atomic Vapor Laser Lock technique. We used photoionization from the Yb magneto-optical trap located within the region of the ion trapping potential.
Thesis (Ph. D.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 41-42).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
Massachusetts Institute of Technology