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Spectroscopy of atomic and molecular ions using quantum logic

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Author(s)

Piet Schmidt, Till P. Rosenband, Jeroen Koelemeij, David Hume, Wayne M. Itano, James C. Bergquist, David J. Wineland

Abstract

Recently developed techniques for quantum computation using trapped ions allow unprecedented coherent control of the internal and external states of single atoms. Here we report how these techniques can be employed to perform precision spectroscopy of atomic and molecular ions that have no accessible transition for laser cooling and detection. Furthermore, we discuss how quantum logic can be used to cool molecules to their rotational and vibrational ground state by avoiding detrimental spontaneous emission of photons from the molecule.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas, 2006
Volume
CP862

Keywords

atom trapping and cooling, quantum computation, quantum information processing, quantum superpositions, quantum-state engineering, trapped ions.

Citation

Schmidt, P. , Rosenband, T. , Koelemeij, J. , Hume, D. , Itano, W. , Bergquist, J. and Wineland, D. (2006), Spectroscopy of atomic and molecular ions using quantum logic, Proceedings of the International Workshop on Non-Neutral Plasmas, 2006, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=50423 (Accessed June 25, 2024)

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Created June 25, 2006, Updated January 27, 2020