Quantum optics with trapped and laser cooled magnesium ions

R. C. Thompson, D. J. Bate, K. Dholakia, D. M. Segal, D. C. Wilson

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We report recent experiments at Imperial College with magnesium ions confined in an ion trap and cooled by irradiation with a frequency-doubled dye laser. The work covers observation of quantum jumps in single ions in a Penning trap, measurement of oscillation frequencies in the combined trap, and a preliminary study of the spectrum of time intervals between consecutive detected photons. Theoretical considerations relevant to the experiments are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-288
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica Scripta
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1992 Sep 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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