• Chemistry
  • Published 2011

Towards sideband cooling of a single 40Ca+ ion in a Penning trap

@inproceedings{Donnellan2011TowardsSC,
  title={Towards sideband cooling of a single 40Ca+ ion in a Penning trap},
  author={Sean Donnellan},
  year={2011}
}
This thesis presents work aimed towards achieving sideband cooling of 40Ca+ ions in a Penning trap. The observation of an increase in the number of quantum jumps as a function of the trapping magnetic field is first presented. This observation is explained by the ion falling into a long-lived D 5 2 state, out of which the ion is not being re-pumped. The ion can fall into this state due to mixing of the fine structure components with the same mJ quantum number induced by the applied magnetic… CONTINUE READING

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