Non-Classical States of Motion and Quantum Collapse and Revival in an Ion Trap
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.
KeywordsLaser Frequency Rabi Frequency Population Inversion Vibrational Ground State Trap Frequency
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