Micro-fabricated stylus ion trap

Arrington, C. L. et al. (2013) Micro-fabricated stylus ion trap. Review of Scientific Instruments, 84(8), 085001. (doi: 10.1063/1.4817304) (PMID:24007096)

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An electroformed, three-dimensional stylus Paul trap was designed to confine a single atomic ion for use as a sensor to probe the electric-field noise of proximate surfaces. The trap was microfabricated with the UV-LIGA technique to reduce the distance of the ion from the surface of interest. We detail the fabrication process used to produce a 150 μm tall stylus trap with feature sizes of 40 μm. We confined single, laser-cooled, 25Mg+ ions with lifetimes greater than 2 h above the stylus trap in an ultra-high-vacuum environment. After cooling a motional mode of the ion at 4 MHz close to its ground state (⟨n⟩ = 0.34 ± 0.07), the heating rate of the trap was measured with Raman sideband spectroscopy to be 387 ± 15 quanta/s at an ion height of 62 μm above the stylus electrodes.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Weides, Professor Martin
Authors: Arrington, C. L., McKay, K. S., Baca, E. D., Coleman, J. J., Colombe, Y., Finnegan, P., Hite, D. A., Hollowell, A. E., Jördens, R., Jost, J. D., Leibfried, D., Rowen, A. M., Warring, U., Weides, M., Wilson, A. C., Wineland, D. J., and Pappas, D. P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Review of Scientific Instruments
Publisher:AIP Publishing
ISSN (Online):1089-7623
Published Online:07 August 2013

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