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First 40Ca+ Ions Trapped in the Microtrap Experiment (by F. Domínguez)

05/09/2017

Since March 2017, we have been working on the assembly of a novel double microtrap system to be used as a (double) Paul trap system to investigate ion-ion coupling. We could finally trapped our first calcium ions in one of the microtraps after optimizing the ion production, laser alignment, imaging collection system and the RF field. The next step is to isolate and cool down a single calcium ion in each of the microtraps.