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Stored Ion Manipulation Dynamics of Ion Cloud and Quantum Jumps with Single Ions

  • Fernande Vedel
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 550)

Abstract

Ion storage is a powerful tool for keeping charged particles for very long times in a perturbation-free environment, a perfect system for atomic physics or frequency metrology. Due to the existing anharmonicies in the confining field, equations of the ion motion are governed by non-linear dynamics and new frequencies built on the classic rules of the frequency dynamics appears.

In addition with laser cooling, the technique allows one to develop precise investigations on microscopic systems and then very fundamental illustrations in quantum optics. Moreover, storing single ion are now a “common” to propose new frequency standards in the optical domain; however the frequency locking on the clock transition presents the originality to use the quantum jumps detection. The paper will essentially present some highlights in connection with the research undertaken at PIIM.

Keywords

Frequency Standard Laser Cool Mathieu Equation Optical Domain Clock Transition 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernande Vedel
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  1. 1.Physique des Interactions Ioniques et Moléculaires (UMR 6633 CNRS - UAM1)Université de Provence, Centre de St-JérômeMarseille Cedex 20

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