Generation of nonclassical motional states of a trapped atom.

@article{Meekhof1996GenerationON,
  title={Generation of nonclassical motional states of a trapped atom.},
  author={Meekhof and Monroe and Andrew King and Itano and Wineland},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={1996},
  volume={76 11},
  pages={1796-1799}
}
We report the creation of thermal, Fock, coherent, and squeezed states of motion of a harmonically bound 9 Be + ion. The last three states are coherently prepared from an ion which has been initially laser-cooled to the zero-point of motion. The ion is trapped in the regime where the coupling between its motional and internal states, due to applied (classical) radiation, can be described by a Jaynes-Cummings-type interaction. With this coupling, the evolution of the internal atomic state… CONTINUE READING

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