Laser sideband cooling with positive detuning

Journal article

Publication Details

Author(s): Schwedes C, Becker T, von Zanthier J, Walther H, Peik E
Journal: Physical Review A
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2004
Volume: 69
Journal issue: 5
ISSN: 1050-2947


An experimental and theoretical study of laser sideband cooling of a trapped ion in a radiofrequency trap is presented. The influence of the micromotion in the time-dependent potential of a Paul trap can lead to a counterintuitive situation, where sideband cooling is possible for positive values of the laser detuning, i.e., for a laser frequency that is higher than the resonance frequency of the ion at rest. The cooling rate and the capture range are calculated in a semiclassical model. Experimental results of laser sideband cooling at positive detuning are demonstrated with a single trapped In+ ion stored in a miniature Paul trap.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

von Zanthier, Joachim Prof. Dr.
Professur für Experimentalphysik

How to cite

Schwedes, C., Becker, T., von Zanthier, J., Walther, H., & Peik, E. (2004). Laser sideband cooling with positive detuning. Physical Review A, 69(5).

Schwedes, Christian, et al. "Laser sideband cooling with positive detuning." Physical Review A 69.5 (2004).


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