Measurements of trapped-ion heating rates with exchangeable surfaces in close proximity

  title={Measurements of trapped-ion heating rates with exchangeable surfaces in close proximity},
  author={Dustin A. Hite and K S McKay and Shlomi Kotler and Dietrich Leibfried and David J. Wineland and David P. Pappas},
  journal={MRS Advances},
Electric-field noise from the surfaces of ion-trap electrodes couples to the ion's charge causing heating of the ion's motional modes. This heating limits the fidelity of quantum gates implemented in quantum information processing experiments. The exact mechanism that gives rise to electric-field noise from surfaces is not well-understood and remains an active area of research. In this work, we detail experiments intended to measure ion motional heating rates with exchangeable surfaces… 

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