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Ion Storage


Physical Measurement Laboratory, Time and Frequency Division

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50.68.82.B1802 Boulder, CO

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Name E-mail Phone
Bollinger, John J. 303.497.5861
Leibfried, Dietrich 303.497.7880
Leibrandt, David Ray 303.497.7292
Slichter, Daniel 303.497.7376


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.


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


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