Heidelberg 2015 – wissenschaftliches Programm
A 22.4: Vortrag
Mittwoch, 25. März 2015, 11:45–12:00, M/HS1
Optical trapping of Barium ions for ion-atom collision experiments — •Julian Schmidt1, Alexander Lambrecht1, Georg Hoppe1, Leon Karpa1,2, and Tobias Schaetz1 — 1Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Physikalisches Institut, Hermann-Herder-Strasse 3, 79104 Freiburg, Germany — 2Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Albertstrasse 19, 79104 Freiburg, Germany
Optical trapping of ions has been demonstrated recently [1,2]. In these experiments, the trapping beam is tuned close to the atomic resonance and off-resonant scattering resulted in severe recoil heating. We now present a recent experiment  in which we use a far-detuned optical dipole trap to trap a single Barium ion without any rf confinement, reducing recoil heating by four orders of magnitude.
We also describe a novel technique for micromotion compensation , in which the tightly focused optical trapping laser creates a position dependent ac-Stark shift. We can then measure the position of the ion with high resolution, allowing us to compensate stray fields to below 9mV/m.
In our improved setup, the optically trapped ion can be overlapped with a cloud of cold Rb atoms trapped inside in a magneto-optical and bichromatic optical dipole trap. This should allow us to avoid rf induced heating effects inherent to hybrid atom-ion traps .
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