Motional quantum metrology in a Penning trap

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  • Volumen: 134
  • Número: 3
  • Fecha: 01 May 2021
  • ISSN: 12864854 02955075
  • Source Type: Journal
  • DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/134/38001
  • Document Type: Review
  • Publisher: IOP Publishing Ltd
© 2021 EPLA.We propose to measure the six motional frequencies of an unbalanced two-ion crystal in a Penning trap using a scheme that has been demonstrated in a quantum-metrology experiment with a single ion in a linear Paul trap. To study the feasibility, we derive the quantum Hamiltonian for the unbalanced crystal formed by a target and a sensor ion (40Ca+) and deduce characteristic coordinates ¿c'±, ¿z±, and ¿m±, associated to the amplitudes of the displacement operator ¿c'±, ¿z± and ¿m±, respectively, when a dipolar time-varying field is applied. The final state after excitation is read out using rapid adiabatic passage. We also present the status of the 7 tesla open-ring Penning trap where first experiments on the 232Th+-40Ca+ crystal, cooled to the ground state, are foreseen in the short-term future. Finally, we underline possible experiments with this unique platform.

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