Theoretical study and experimental implementation of an ion-nanowire hybrid system

Fountas, Panagiotis. Theoretical study and experimental implementation of an ion-nanowire hybrid system. 2020, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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Numerous efforts are currently aiming at the implementation of hybrid quantum systems in the quest for developing new devices for quantum technologies. The motivation for a solid state-atomic interface emerges from the possibility to couple otherwise incompatible platforms in order to combine the advantages of both in a complementary fashion. Under this scope, we report in this thesis the implementation of a new quantum device for the interface of an ultracold trapped ion and a conductive nanowire. The experimental measurements obtained here seem promising for the realization of the hybrid dynamics of the ion-nanowire hybrid system. Additionally, we performed numerical calculations in order to characterize the perturbation of the trapping potential for the ion by the nanowire. From our classical and quantum dynamics calculations we explored possibilities of generating Gaussian and non-Gaussian quantum states of the ion from the nanowire drive. Our modelling indicated, also, that sympathetic cooling and quantum entanglement can be realized when both subsystems operate in the quantum regime. The present ion-nanowire hybrid system might prove promising as a new quantum device for quantum information and quantum sensing experiments, for spectroscopy and for mass spectrometry.
Advisors:Willitsch, Stefan and Poggio, Martino
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Chemie > Chemie > Chemische Physik (Willitsch)
UniBasel Contributors:Fountas, Panagiotis and Willitsch, Stefan and Poggio, Martino
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:13731
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:1 Online-Ressource (xviii, 115 Seiten)
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