Fast cooling of trapped ions using the dynamical Stark shift

A. Retzker*, M. B. Plenio

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A laser cooling scheme for trapped ions is presented which is based on the fast dynamical Stark shift gate, described in (Jonathan et al 2000 Phys. Rev. A 62 042307). Since this cooling method does not contain an off resonant carrier transition, low final temperatures are achieved even in a traveling wave light field. The proposed method may operate in either pulsed or continuous mode and is also suitable for ion traps using microwave addressing in strong magnetic field gradients.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number279
JournalNew Journal of Physics
StatePublished - 23 Aug 2007
Externally publishedYes


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