• Compensating sequences for robust quantum control of trapped-ion qubits 

      Merrill, James True (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-05-17)
      Universal quantum computation requires precision control of the dynamics of qubits. Frequently accurate quantum control is impeded by systematic drifts and other errors. Compensating composite pulse sequences are a resource ...
    • Monolithic microfabricated ion trap for quantum information processing 

      Shaikh, Fayaz A. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-03-26)
      The objective of this research is to design, fabricate, and demonstrate a microfabricated monolithic ion trap for applications in quantum computation and quantum simulation. Most current microfabricated ion trap designs ...
    • Resolved sideband spectroscopy for the detection of weak optical transitions 

      Goeders, James E. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2013-07-02)
      This thesis reports on the setup of a new ion trap apparatus designed for experiments with single ⁴⁰Ca⁺ ions to perform molecular spectroscopy. The calcium ion is laser cooled, allowing for sympathetic cooling of the ...
    • Sympathetic heating and cooling of trapped atomic and molecular ions 

      Clark, Craig R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2012-01-06)
      Laser-cooled atomic ions have led to an unprecedented amount of control over the quantum states of matter. The Coulombic interaction allows for information to be transferred between neighboring ions, and this interaction ...
    • Trapping triply ionized thorium isotopes 

      Churchill, Layne Russell (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2010-08-03)
      Cold trapped ions have many applications in quantum information science and precision metrology. In this thesis, we present progress toward two objectives involving ions confined to linear RF traps: the strong coupling ...