Quantum feedback cooling of a single trapped ion in front of a mirror

V. Steixner, P. Rabl, P. Zoller

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Abstract

We develop a theory of quantum feedback cooling of a single ion trapped in front of a mirror. By monitoring the motional sidebands of the light emitted into the mirror mode we infer the position of the ion, and act back with an appropriate force to cool the ion. We derive a feedback master equation along the lines of the quantum feedback theory developed by Wiseman and Milburn, which provides us with cooling times and final temperatures as a function of feedback gain and various system parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043826
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2005
Externally publishedYes

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