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Quantum simulation and many-body physics with hundreds of trapped ions

Published

Author(s)

John J. Bollinger, Joseph W. Britton, Brian C. Sawyer

Abstract

By employing forces that depend on the internal electronic state (or spin) of an atomic ion, the Coulomb potential energy of a trapped ion crystal can be modified in a spin-dependent way to mimic effective quantum spin Hamiltonians. We use simple models to explain how the effective spin interactions are engineered with trapped-ion crystals. We summarize the type of effective spin interactions that can be readily generated, and discuss an experimental implementation using single-plane ion crystals in a Penning trap.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics
Conference Dates
June 9-14, 2013
Conference Location
San Jose, CA

Keywords

ion trap, Ising model, Penning trap, quantum magnetism, quantum simulation

Citation

Bollinger, J. , Britton, J. and Sawyer, B. (2013), Quantum simulation and many-body physics with hundreds of trapped ions, Proceedings of the 2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, San Jose, CA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=913517 (Accessed October 1, 2022)
Created September 14, 2013, Updated February 19, 2017