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dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Kenneth R.
dc.contributor.authorBurkhardt, Karl A.
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-08T14:17:29Z
dc.date.available2014-08-08T14:17:29Z
dc.date.created2014-05
dc.date.issued2014-05-02
dc.date.submittedMay 2014
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/52129
dc.description.abstractWith the recent surge for an experimentally viable quantum computer, trapped ions have come to the forefront as one of the most practical systems from which to construct a quantum computing architecture. This work has continued to explore the feasibility of using trapped ions as quantum bits, addressing the issue of quantum decoherence due to non-resonant excitation by studying the spectroscopy of a trapped ion through a standing wave. The standing wave studied in this thesis was formed on the face of a surface-electrode ion trap held at cryogenic temperatures. Although the trap was not built with a reflective surface in mind, a lower bound on the fringe visibility was measured to be 0.717. By moving the ion through the nodes and anti-nodes of the wave, the carrier and sidebands of the S_1/2 to D_5/2 transition, commonly used for information storage, were selectively stimulated and suppressed.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectTrapped ion
dc.subjectStanding wave
dc.titleSpectroscopy of a Trapped Ion in a Standing Wave
dc.typeUndergraduate Research Option Thesis
dc.description.degreeUndergraduate
dc.contributor.departmentChemistry and Biochemistry
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBottomley, Lawrence A.
dc.date.updated2014-08-08T14:17:29Z


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