Stuttgart 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm
Q 35.54: Poster
Mittwoch, 14. März 2012, 16:30–19:00, Poster.I+II
Towards quantum simulations in a triangular surface trap — •Miriam Bujak1,2, Manuel Mielenz1,2, Christian Schneider1,2, Magnus Albert1,2, and Tobias Schaetz1,2 — 1Physikalisches Institut, Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg — 2Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching
Ions confined in linear Paul traps have proven to be well suited for analogue quantum simulations. While in proof-of-principle experiments the adiabatic evolution of quantum magnets has been simulated with linear chains of two  and later with up to nine ions , scalability of ion based quantum simulators remains a major issue.
To overcome the limitations of one-dimensional linear Paul traps, novel two-dimensional surface traps for triangular arrays of ions have been proposed  and optimized . While the ions will be stored in individual potential minima, the mutual distances should be small enough to provide a sufficient coupling strength for quantum simulation experiments in two dimensional lattices . We will report on the current status of the experimental setup and will present first proposals for quantum simulations that could be envisioned .
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