Ion trap transducers for quantum electromechanical oscillators

Hensinger, W K, Utami, D W, Goan, H-S, Schwab, K, Monroe, C and Milburn, G J (2005) Ion trap transducers for quantum electromechanical oscillators. Physical Review A, 72 (4). 041405(R). ISSN 1050-2947

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An enduring challenge for contemporary physics is to experimentally observe and control quantum behavior in macroscopic systems. We show that a single trapped atomic ion could be used to probe the quantum nature of a mesoscopic mechanical oscillator precooled to 4 K, and furthermore, to cool the oscillator with high efficiency to its quantum ground state. The proposed experiment could be performed using currently available technology.

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Additional Information: Most of the work towards showing that it is experimentally viable to couple a single ion to a nano-mechanical resonator inside the quantum domain, preparing the cantilever in a quantum state, was carried out by me as the main contributor and PDRA in charge.
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Winfried Hensinger
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:14
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 08:55

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