Non-Classical States of Motion and Quantum Collapse and Revival in an Ion Trap

  • J. I. Cirac
  • R. Blatt
  • A. S. Parkins
  • P. Zoller
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 77)

Abstract

A novel scheme for the preparation of non-classical states of motion in a three-dimensional harmonic ion trap is proposed. The technique is based on adiabatic passage along dressed energy levels of the strongly coupled ion + trap system by varying the laser frequency. For an observation of these non-classical states we propose to measure quantum collapse and revival in the population inversion of a single trapped ion.

Keywords

Boulder Parkin Molasses Osin 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. I. Cirac
    • 1
  • R. Blatt
    • 2
  • A. S. Parkins
    • 3
  • P. Zoller
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de Fisica AplicadaUniversidad de Castilla-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain
  2. 2.Institut für Laser-PhysikUniversität HamburgHamburgGermany
  3. 3.Joint Institute for Laboratory AstrophysicsUniversity of Colorado and National Institute of Standards and TechnologyBoulderUSA

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