An integrated mirror and surface ion trap with a tunable trap location

TitleAn integrated mirror and surface ion trap with a tunable trap location
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsA van Rynbach, P Maunz, and J Kim
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume109
Issue22
Pagination221108 - 221108
Date Published11/2016
Abstract

© 2016 Author(s) We report a demonstration of a surface ion trap fabricated directly on a highly reflective mirror surface, which includes a secondary set of radio frequency (RF) electrodes allowing for translation of the quadrupole RF null location. We introduce a position-dependent photon scattering rate for a 174Yb+ ion in the direction perpendicular to the trap surface using a standing wave of retroreflected light off the mirror surface directly below the trap. Using this setup, we demonstrate the capability of fine-tuning the RF trap location with nanometer scale precision and characterize the charging effects of the dielectric mirror surface upon exposure to ultra-violet light.

DOI10.1063/1.4970542
Short TitleApplied Physics Letters