Dark state suppression and optimization of laser cooling and fluorescence in a trapped alkaline-earth-metal single ion

Alternative titleDark state suppression and optimization of laser cooling and fluorescence in a trapped alkaline earth single ion
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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.86.033403
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review A
Volume86
Issue3
Pages033403-1033403-12; # of pages: 12
AbstractWe study the formation and destabilization of dark states in a single trapped ⁸⁸Sr⁺ ion caused by the cooling and repumping laser fields required for Doppler cooling and fluorescence detection of the ion. By numerically solving the time-dependent density matrix equations for the eight-level system consisting of the sublevels of the 5s 2 S1/2, 5p 2 P1/2, and 4d 2 D3/2 states, we analyze the different types of dark states and how to prevent them in order to maximize the scattering rate, which is crucial for both the cooling and the detection of the ion. The influence of the laser linewidths and ion motion on the scattering rate and the dark resonances is studied. The calculations are then compared with experimental results obtained with an endcap ion trap system located at the National Research Council of Canada and found to be in good agreement. The results are applicable also to other alkaline-earth-metal ions and isotopes without hyperfine structure.
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationMeasurement Science and Standards; National Research Council Canada
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