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"Perpendicular laser cooling with a rotating wall potential in a Penning trap"

Published

Author(s)

Joseph W. Britton, Justin G. Bohnet, John Bollinger, Steven B. Torrisi

Abstract

We investigate the impact of a rotating wall potential on perpendicular laser cooling in a Penning ion trap. By including energy exchange with the rotating wall, we extend previous Doppler laser cooling theory and show that low perpendicular temperatures are more readily achieved with a rotating wall than without. Detailed numerical studies determine optimal operating parameters for producing low temperature, stable 2-dimensional crystals, important for quantum information processing experiments employing Penning traps.
Citation
Physical Review A
Volume
A 93

Keywords

Doppler laser cooling, laser cooling, non-neutral plasmas, Penning ion trap, rotating wall, trapped ion crystals

Citation

Britton, J. , Bohnet, J. , Bollinger, J. and Torrisi, S. (2016), "Perpendicular laser cooling with a rotating wall potential in a Penning trap", Physical Review A, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.043421, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=920263 (Accessed October 1, 2022)
Created April 25, 2016, Updated October 12, 2021