Fast and robust laser cooling of trapped systems

J. Cerrillo*, A. Retzker, M. B. Plenio

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We present a robust and fast laser cooling scheme suitable for trapped ions, atoms, or cantilevers. Based on quantum interference, generated by a special laser configuration, it is able to rapidly cool the system such that the final phonon occupation vanishes to zeroth order in the Lamb-Dicke parameter in contrast to existing cooling schemes. Furthermore, it is robust under conditions of fluctuating laser intensity and frequency, thus making it a viable candidate for experimental applications.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number043003
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - 27 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


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