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Ion Storage

Location

Physical Measurement Laboratory, Time and Frequency Division

RO# Location
50.68.82.B1802 Boulder, CO

Please note: This Agency only participates in the February and August reviews.

Advisers

Name E-mail Phone
Bollinger, John J. john.bollinger@nist.gov 303.497.5861
Leibfried, Dietrich dil@boulder.nist.gov 303.497.7880
Leibrandt, David Ray david.leibrandt@nist.gov 303.497.7292
Wineland, David J. david.wineland@nist.gov 303.497.5286

Description

We conduct experiments on atomic ions that are confined in electromagnetic traps and laser-cooled, in some cases to the ground state of motion. Experiments employ RF (Paul) traps and Penning traps. Precision spectroscopy experiments have applications to clocks and tests of fundamental interactions. Two main project areas are (1) RF-trap-based optical spectroscopy that requires ultra-stable lasers, with application to accurate clocks; and (2) experiments devoted to studies of quantum-state engineering and entanglement with application to quantum-information processing, quantum simulation, spectroscopy, and tests of quantum mechanics.

 

Keywords:
Atomic clock; Atomic spectroscopy; Laser cooling; Laser spectroscopy; Non-neutral plasmas; Quantum entanglement; Quantum information processing; Quantum simulation; Trapped atomic ions; Trapped atoms;

Eligibility

Citizenship:  Open to U.S. citizens
Level:  Open to Postdoctoral applicants
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