Two-dimensional arrays of radio-frequency ion traps with addressable interactions

  title={Two-dimensional arrays of radio-frequency ion traps with addressable interactions},
  author={Muir Kumph and Michael Brownnutt and Rainer Blatt},
  journal={New Journal of Physics},
We describe the advantages of two-dimensional (2D), addressable arrays of spherical Paul traps. They would provide the ability to address and tailor the interaction strengths of trapped objects in 2D and could be a valuable new tool for quantum information processing. Simulations of trapping ions are compared to first tests utilizing printed circuit board trap arrays loaded with dust particles. Pair-wise interactions in the array are addressed by means of an adjustable radio-frequency (RF… 
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