Vacuum characterization of a compact room-temperature trapped ion system

Journal Article

© 2020 Author(s). We present the design and vacuum performance of a compact room-temperature trapped ion system for quantum computing, consisting of an ultra-high vacuum (UHV) package, a micro-fabricated surface trap, and a small form-factor ion pump. The system is designed to maximize mechanical stability and robustness by minimizing the system size and weight. The internal volume of the UHV package is only ≈ 2 cm 3, a significant reduction in comparison with conventional vacuum chambers used in trapped ion experiments. We demonstrate trapping of 174Yb+ ions in this system and characterize the vacuum level in the UHV package by monitoring both the rates of ion hopping in a double-well potential and ion chain reordering events. The calculated pressure in this vacuum package is ≈ 2.2 × 10 11 Torr, which is sufficient for the majority of current trapped ion experiments.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Aikyo, Y; Vrijsen, G; Noel, TW; Kato, A; Ivory, MK; Kim, J

Published Date

  • December 7, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 117 / 23

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-6951

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1063/5.0029236

Citation Source

  • Scopus