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Ion Storage Group



Ion Storage Group - Summer 2014

We conduct experiments on atomic ions that are confined in electromagnetic traps and laser-cooled, in some cases, to the ground state of motion. Experiments employ RF (Paul) traps and Penning traps.
Precision spectroscopy experiments have applications to clocks and tests of fundamental interactions. Three main project areas are 

(1) RF-trap-based optical spectroscopy that requires ultra-stable lasers with application to accurate clocks

(2) Penning trap experiments, devoted to fundamental studies of liquid and crystalline plasmas and quantum-information processing and 

(3) RF-trap studies of quantum-state engineering and entanglement with application to quantum-information processing, spectroscopy, and tests of quantum mechanics.


Selected Publications of the Ion Storage group

artist's impression of entanglement by dissipation
The center two beryllium ions (red) become and remain entangled by a dissipative pumping process. Entropy is removed from the system by laser cooling the outer magnesium ions (green). Image by Jack Bertram MotionForge
General Information:
303-497-3295 Telephone
Dave Wineland, Group Leader
303-497-7375 Facsimile
303-497-6461 Facsimile

325 Broadway, M/S 847
Boulder, CO 80305