Deterministic cavity quantum electrodynamics with trapped ions

Keller, Matthias, Lange, B., Lange, Wolfgang and Walther, H. (2003) Deterministic cavity quantum electrodynamics with trapped ions. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 36 (3). pp. 613-622. ISSN 0953-4075

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We have employed radio-frequency trapping to localize a single 40Ca+-ion in a high-finesse optical cavity. By means of laser Doppler cooling, the position spread of the ion's wavefunction along the cavity axis was reduced to 42 nm, a fraction of the resonance wavelength of ionized calcium (λ = 397 nm). By controlling the position of the ion in the optical field, continuous and completely deterministic coupling of ion and field was realized. The precise three-dimensional location of the ion in the cavity was measured by observing the fluorescent light emitted upon excitation in the cavity field. The single-ion system is ideally suited to implement cavity quantum electrodynamics under cw conditions. To this end we operate the cavity on the D3/2–P1/2 transition of 40Ca+ (λ = 866 nm). Applications include the controlled generation of single-photon pulses with high efficiency and two-ion quantum gates.

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Additional Information: The paper demonstrates deterministic coupling of ions and photons. As principal scientist M.K. performed the largest share of experimental work and built important parts of the setup. W.L. was the leader of the team. The remaining authors' contributions were limited to the laser system (K.H., B.L.) and funding (H.W).
Keywords: Deterministic cavity, Quantum electrodynamics, Trapped ions
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Gemma Farrell
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2019 13:45
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