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.
(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
Ion Frequency Standards Publications
Penning traps and non-neutral plasmas
Quantum logic and coherent control
General and miscellaneous publications
David Wineland wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics
PDF of Wineland Nobel Lecture
Center section of a photonic crystal fiber with a single mode field of ultraviolet light propagating in the solid core. For details click on the links above. Image by Daniel Slichter NIST.
Dave Wineland, Group Leader
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