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Fast transport of mixed-species ion chains within a Paul trap

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Author(s)

Ryan S. Bowler, M. Palmer, John P. Gaebler, Dietrich G. Leibfried, J. G. Ceremuga

Abstract

We investigate the dynamics of mixed-species ion crystals during transport between spatially distinct locations in a linear Paul trap in the diabatic regime. In a general mixed-species crystal, all degrees of freedom along the direction of transport are excited by an accelerating well, so unlike the case of same-species ions, where only the center-of-mass-mode is excited, several degrees of freedom have to be simultaneously controlled by the transport protocol. We design protocols that lead to low final excitations in the diabatic regime using invariant-based inverse-engineering for two different-species ions and also show how to extend this approach to longer mixed-species ion strings. Fast transport of mixed-species ion strings can significantly reduce the time overhead in certain architectures for scalable quantum information processing with trapped ions.
Citation
Physical Review A
Volume
90

Keywords

atomic physics, ion traps, transport, quantum physics, multiple ion species

Citation

Bowler, R. , Palmer, M. , Gaebler, J. , Leibfried, D. and Ceremuga, J. (2014), Fast transport of mixed-species ion chains within a Paul trap, Physical Review A, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=916362 (Accessed October 18, 2021)
Created November 6, 2014, Updated August 13, 2018