Surface-electrode point Paul trap

Journal Article

We present a model as well as experimental results for a surface electrode radiofrequency Paul trap that has a circular electrode geometry well suited for trapping single ions and two-dimensional planar ion crystals. The trap design is compatible with microfabrication and offers a simple method by which the height of the trapped ions above the surface may be changed in situ. We demonstrate trapping of single Sr88+ ions over an ion height range of 200-1000 μm for several hours under Doppler laser cooling and use these to characterize the trap, finding good agreement with our model. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kim, TH; Herskind, PF; Kim, T; Kim, J; Chuang, IL

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 82 / 4

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1050-2947

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevA.82.043412