Microtraps system

In order to realize the electronic coupling of ions in different traps, a double-trap system with novel geometry has been designed in our group and constructed under microfabrication process by TRANSLUME. The electronic components needed for the coupling are located in PCBs, which are integrated jointly with the trap electrodes. Figure 1 shows the complete system before its assembly inside the vacuum chamber.


Figure 1: Photo of the entire microtrap system together with the associated electronics. The right hand shows the electrode configuration of both traps (Click for bigger version).

At present time, the double-trap system is under test to ensure the proper operation of both traps, as well as the electronics needed for the ion-ion coupling.