Trapped Ions for Quantum Information and Precision Metrology

Single trapped ions provide a nearly ideal isolated simple quantum system. Over the last decades, ion trapping experiments have demonstrated the power of full control over these systems in a wide range of experiments. From precision metrology, to time keeping, ion traps have set many records. Because of this degree of control it has been trapped ions with which many of the proof of principle experiments on quantum computing and quantum information have been performed.

To read more about our recent and ongoing projects with trapped ions, see the following:

  • Lutetium Clock Experiment
  • Barium+ Octupole Measurement
  • Barium Ion - Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics