Efficient isotope-selective pulsed laser ablation loading of 174Yb+ ions in a surface electrode trap.

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Journal Article

We report a highly efficient loading of 174Yb+ ions in a surface electrode ion trap by using single pulses from a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser to ablate neutral atoms, combined with a two-photon photo-ionization process. The method is three orders of magnitude faster to load a single ion as compared to traditional resistively heated sources and can load large collections of ions in seconds. The negligible thermal load of this method enables the use of this ablation-based loading scheme in ion traps operating under cryogenic conditions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vrijsen, G; Aikyo, Y; Spivey, RF; Inlek, IV; Kim, J

Published Date

  • November 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 23

Start / End Page

  • 33907 - 33914

PubMed ID

  • 31878450

Pubmed Central ID

  • 31878450

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1094-4087

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1094-4087

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/oe.27.033907

Language

  • eng