Design and characterization of an integrated surface ion trap and micromirror optical cavity.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We have fabricated and characterized laser-ablated micromirrors on fused silica substrates for constructing stable Fabry-Perot optical cavities. We highlight several design features which allow these cavities to have lengths in the 250-300 μm range and be integrated directly with surface ion traps. We present a method to calculate the optical mode shape and losses of these micromirror cavities as functions of cavity length and mirror shape, and confirm that our simulation model is in good agreement with experimental measurements of the intracavity optical mode at a test wavelength of 780 nm. We have designed and tested a mechanical setup for dampening vibrations and stabilizing the cavity length, and explore applications for these cavities as efficient single-photon sources when combined with trapped Yb171+ ions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Van Rynbach, A; Schwartz, G; Spivey, RF; Joseph, J; Vrijsen, G; Kim, J

Published Date

  • August 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 56 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 6511 - 6519

PubMed ID

  • 29047941

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4522

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1559-128X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/ao.56.006511


  • eng