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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 2 — Jul. 20, 1998
  • pp: 89–96

Coherent excitation of normal modes in a string of Ca+ ions

H.C. Nägerl, D. Leibfried, F. Schmidt-Kaler, J. Eschner, and R. Blatt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 2, pp. 89-96 (1998)

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Crystal structures of Calcium ions have been prepared in a linear Paul trap and their collective motion excited with resonant rf-fields. The trapped ions are laser-cooled and images of the fluorescing ions are obtained with a CCD camera and show high spatial resolution. Crystals with up to 15 ions arrange in a linear string and their eigenmodes can subsequently be selectively excited. The collective motion of the string can then be observed via the CCD images.

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(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling
(300.6520) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, trapped ion

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Focus Issue: Quantum structures in nonlinear optics and atomic physics

Original Manuscript: April 7, 1998
Published: July 20, 1998

Hanns Naegerl, Rainer Blatt, J. Eschner, F. Schmidt-Kaler, and Dietrich Leibfried, "Coherent excitation of normal modes in a string of Ca+ ions," Opt. Express 3, 89-96 (1998)

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