Robust “ trapping states ” in the motion of a trapped ion

A novel robust mechanism for the generation of “trapping sta te ” is shown to exist in the coupling of a two-level system with an oscillator, which is b ased on nonlinearities in the laser-induced vibronic coupling. This mechanism is exempl ified with an ion confined in the potential well of a trap, where the nonlinearities are due to Franck–Condon type… (More)