An integrated mirror and surface ion trap with a tunable trap location

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a demonstration of a surface ion trap fabricated directly on a highly reflective mirror surface, which includes a secondary set of radio frequency (RF) electrodes allowing for translation of the quadrupole RF null location. We introduce a position-dependent photon scattering rate for a 174Yb+ ion in the direction perpendicular to the trap surface using a standing wave of retroreflected light off the mirror surface directly below the trap. Using this setup, we demonstrate the capability of fine-tuning the RF trap location with nanometer scale precision and characterize the charging effects of the dielectric mirror surface upon exposure to ultra-violet light.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Van Rynbach, A; Maunz, P; Kim, J

Published Date

  • November 28, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 109 / 22

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/1.4970542

Citation Source

  • Scopus