Two-species Coulomb chains for quantum information
Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Haus-Kopfermann-Strasse 1, Postfach 1327, 85748 Garching, Germany
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Published online: 15 February 2001
We study from the point of view of quantum information the properties of the collective oscillations of a linear chain of ions trapped in a linear Paul trap and composed of two ion species. We discuss extensively sympathetic cooling of the chain and the effect of anharmonicity on laser-cooling and quantum-information processing.
PACS: 03.67.Lx – Quantum computation / 32.80.Pj – Optical cooling of atoms; trapping / 42.50.Vk – Mechanical effects of light on atoms, molecules, electrons, and ions
© EDP Sciences, Società Italiana di Fisica, Springer-Verlag, 2001