Non-thermalization in trapped atomic ion spin chains

  title={Non-thermalization in trapped atomic ion spin chains},
  author={Paul W Hess and Patrick Becker and Harvey B. Kaplan and Antonios Kyprianidis and A. C. Lee and Brian Neyenhuis and Guido Pagano and Philip Richerme and Crystal Senko and J. Smith and Wen Lin Tan and J. Zhang and Christopher R. Monroe},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences},
  • P. Hess, P. Becker, C. Monroe
  • Published 8 April 2017
  • Physics
  • Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
Linear arrays of trapped and laser-cooled atomic ions are a versatile platform for studying strongly interacting many-body quantum systems. Effective spins are encoded in long-lived electronic levels of each ion and made to interact through laser-mediated optical dipole forces. The advantages of experiments with cold trapped ions, including high spatio-temporal resolution, decoupling from the external environment and control over the system Hamiltonian, are used to measure quantum effects not… 

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