Long-term stability of continuous-wave emission from an ion-cavity system

Keller, M, Lange, B, Hayasaka, K, Lange, W and Walther, H (2005) Long-term stability of continuous-wave emission from an ion-cavity system. European Physical Journal D: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Plasma Physics, 32 (2). pp. 161-166. ISSN 1434-6060

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Combining the technologies of ion-trapping and cavity quantum-electrodynamics, we have achieved uninterrupted coupling of a single ion to a mode of an optical resonator up to a time-scale of 10^3 seconds. The interaction of ion and field was implemented as a cavity-assisted Raman-transition from the ground state to an excited metastable state. The coupling was probed by detecting the photons emitted from the resonator upon excitation of the cavity mode. We have optimized the system parameters to obtain a high emission-rate. The experiment provides a basis for the controlled generation of single-photon pulses and other cavity quantum-electrodynamics effects relying on the continuous interaction of a single particle with a quantized field.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The paper investigates long-term effects in ion-trap cavity-QED. W.L. led the team and oversaw the experiment. M.K. was the principal scientist performing the largest share of laboratory work, designing and constructing important parts of the setup. The remaining authors contributed to the laser system (K.H., B.L.) and funding (H.W.).
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Matthias Keller
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:34
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2012 10:06
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/26648
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