We report new techniques for driving high-fidelity stimulated Raman transitions in trapped-ion qubits. An electro-optic modulator induces sidebands on an optical source, and interference between the sidebands allows coherent Rabi transitions to be efficiently driven between hyperfine ground states separated by 14.53 GHz in a single trapped <sup>111</sup>Cd<sup>+</sup> ion.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(300.6520) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, trapped ion
P. J. Lee, B. B. Blinov, K. Brickman, L. Deslauriers, M. J. Madsen, R. Miller, D. L. Moehring, D. Stick, and C. Monroe, "Atomic qubit manipulations with an electro-optic modulator," Opt. Lett. 28, 1582-1584 (2003)