One-dimensional array of ion chains coupled to an optical cavity
Author(s)Bylinskii, Alexei; Karpa, Leon; Gangloff, Dorian; Scholz, Matthias; Grier, Andrew Todd; Chuang, Isaac L.; Beck, Kristin Marie; Vuletic, Vladan; Cetina, Marko, Ph. D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Ge, Yufei, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology; ... Show more Show less
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We present a novel system where an optical cavity is integrated with a microfabricated planar-electrode ion trap. The trap electrodes produce a tunable periodic potential allowing the trapping of up to 50 separate ion chains aligned with the cavity and spaced by 160 μm in a one-dimensional array along the cavity axis. Each chain can contain up to 20 individually addressable Yb+ ions coupled to the cavity mode. We demonstrate deterministic distribution of ions between the sites of the electrostatic periodic potential and control of the ion–cavity coupling. The measured strength of this coupling should allow access to the strong collective coupling regime with lesssim10 ions. The optical cavity could serve as a quantum information bus between ions or be used to generate a strong wavelength-scale periodic optical potential.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Research Laboratory of Electronics; MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms
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Cetina, Marko, Alexei Bylinskii, Leon Karpa, Dorian Gangloff, Kristin M Beck, Yufei Ge, Matthias Scholz, Andrew T Grier, Isaac Chuang, and Vladan Vuletić. “One-dimensional array of ion chains coupled to an optical cavity.” New Journal of Physics 15, no. 5 (May 1, 2013): 053001.
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