We present experimental verification of the oscillation frequencies of magnesium ions in a combined trap for a wide range of a.c. voltages and magnetic fields. We employ a new technique to measure these trap resonances using the distribution of time intervals between consecutively detected fluorescence photons.
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Acknowledgments We gratefully acknowledge the support of the UK Science and Engineering Research Council . One of us (G .Zs .K .H .) would like to thank the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Royal Society for financial support .
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- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics