Dear all,

two years after the end of the COST Action, the ion trapper community is more active than ever, as you can deduce for example from the number of high-quality events in 2017.

We are more than happy also that this newsletter has a growing number of subscribers (which makes us very proud in times where the overall trend is to unsubscribe !!). We heartily thank the organizers of this year's ECTI conference, who - by their perfect organisation had prepared us a fantastic conference - and who have generously donated their economic surplus to ensure the continuity of this newsletter for 2017 !

We seize the opportunity to wish you a happy, healthy, successful, joyful end of the year and plenty of nice, well-behaved, and friendly ions in your unbreakable, non-heating, controllable and predictable traps in 2017!!

Your editorial team

In memory of Professor Danny Segal, a special issue of the Journal of Modern Optics will be dedicated to his research interests and short reminiscences of him. Selected papers from the 2016 European Conference on Trapped Ions, with which Danny was closely associated, will form part of this special issue. More info
International Conference on Molecular Energy Transfer in Complex Systems iCOMET 2017. It will take place in Innsbruck, Austria from January 15 to 20, 2017. Details HERE

'Scalable Architectures for Quantum Simulation', January 29 to February 2, 2017 in Bad Honnef, Germany Details

WE Heraeus Seminar "Quantum-limited metrology and sensing", 5-9 February 2017, Bad Honnef, Germany Details

5th Quantum Thermodynamics Conference (QTD5) is taking place in Oxford, 13-17 March 2017. Details

OSA Quantum Information and Measurement (QIM) - IV: Quantum Technologies, 5 – 7 April 2017
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France LINK

Precision Physics, Quantum Electrodynamics and Fundamental Interactions, April 30th to May 5th 2017 in Cargese, France. LINK

Spectroscopy, Dynamics and Applications of Cold Molecular Ions, May 28th to June 2d 2017 at Ecole de physique des Houches, Haute-Savoie, France. Details

12th International Workshop on Non-neutral Plasmas to be held 10-13 July 2017 in Appleton, Wisconsin; LINK


2 PhD students in experimental quantum physics "trapped cold Rydberg Ions" at Mainz University, Germany. Contact Prof. Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler:

The Astroparticle Physics Group at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada is offering a postdoc position LINK

Imperial College London is seeking applications for two permanent Lecturer positions in Experimental Quantum Physics. The advertisement can be seen here:
 Anyone who is interested in this position is encouraged to apply.
Further details are available from Richard Thompson

A postdoc position in the trapped ion group at LKB, Paris, France on Precision measurements with cold trapped H2+ molecular ions. Contact Laurent Hilico,

The Quantum Technology Group at University of Sussex is seeking to recruit 3 Researchs Fellows in Quantum Device Engineering in Quantum Logic Implementation; Quantum Computing Operations; Manufacturing Quantum Microchips

The Quantum Technology Group at University of Sussex also  also has a position as  Electrical Engineer in Quantum Device Engineering

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Developing a trapped-ion quantum computer demonstrator device, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Quantum algorithms on a trapped-ion quantum co-processor, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Advanced microchips for quantum technology devices, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD in Quantum Device Engineering - Developing a portable quantum sensor, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK  link

PhD position financed by the 'AVA' (Accelerators Validating Antimatter physics) programme which is part of the 'Marie Curie Innovative Training Network' (ITN) of the European Union (Horizon 2020). The position is financed for three years and is to start early in 2017. The offer has also been published on the EURAXESS job portal under id: 34117042. Contact or for details.

QUITEMAD+ research network seeks a young, motivated postdoctoral researcher that integrates in our group and contributes to our research in quantum technologies. DETAILS

You can also find postdoc positions in frequency metrology, cold atoms and quantum information


Please sent informations about your publications to

A highly miniaturized vacuum package for a trapped ion atomic clock
Peter D. D. Schwindt, Yuan-Yu Jau, Heather Partner, Adrian Casias, Adrian R. Wagner, Matthew Moorman, Ronald P. Manginell, James R. Kellogg, John D. Prestage
Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 053112 (2016);

Absolute single photoionization cross-section measurements of Rb2+ ions: experiment and theory
D A Macaluso, K Bogolub, A Johnson, A Aguilar, A L D Kilcoyne, R C Bilodeau, M Bautista, A B Kerlin and N C Sterling
2016 J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 235002

An integrated mirror and surface ion trap with a tunable trap location
Andre Van Rynbach, Peter Maunz, Jungsang Kim
Appl. Phys. Lett. 109, 221108 Issue 22, (2016);

Cryogenic setup for trapped ion quantum computing
M. F. Brandl, M. W. van Mourik, L. Postler, A. Nolf, K. Lakhmanskiy, R. R. Paiva, S. Möller, N. Daniilidis, H. Häffner, V. Kaushal, T. Ruster, C. Warschburger, H. Kaufmann, U. G. Poschinger, F. Schmidt-Kaler, P. Schindler, T. Monz, R. Blatt
Review of Scientific Instruments 87, 113103 (2016)

Dynamics of a single trapped ion immersed in a buffer gas
Bastian Höltkemeier, Pascal Weckesser, Henry López-Carrera, and Matthias Weidemüller
Phys. Rev. A 94, 062703 (2016)

Dynamics of a Ground-State Cooled Ion Colliding with Ultracold Atoms
Ziv Meir, Tomas Sikorsky, Ruti Ben-shlomi, Nitzan Akerman, Yehonatan Dallal, and Roee Ozeri
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 243401 (2016)

Evaluation of blackbody radiation shift with temperature-associated fractional uncertainty at 10−18 level for 40Ca+ ion optical clock
Ping Zhang, Jian Cao, Hua-lin Shu, Jin-bo Yuan, Jun-juan Shang, Kai-feng Cui, Si-jia Chao, Shao-mao Wang, Dao-xin Liu and Xue-ren Huang, 
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50 015002 (2017)

Fast Quantum Rabi Model with Trapped Ions
Héctor M. Moya-Cessa
Scientific Reports 6, 38961

Frustrated double and single ionization in a two-electron triatomic molecule H+ 3
A Chen, C Lazarou, H Price and A Emmanouilidou
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 235001 (2016)

Fully robust qubit in atomic and molecular three-level systems
N Aharon, I Cohen, F Jelezko and A Retzker
New J. Phys. 18 123012 (2016)

High fidelity quantum gates of trapped ions in the presence of motional heating
Farhang Haddadfarshi and Florian Mintert
New J. Phys. 18 123007 (2016)

Quest for qubits
SCIENCE02 DEC 2016 : 1090-1093

Scrutinizing Al-like V10+51,Cr11+53,Mn12+55,Fe13+57,Co14+59,Ni15+61, and Cu16+63 ions for atomic clocks with uncertainties below the 10−19 level
Yan-mei Yu and B. K. Sahoo
Phys. Rev. A 94, 062502 (2016)

Simulating generic spin-boson models with matrix product states
Michael L. Wall, Arghavan Safavi-Naini, and Ana Maria Rey
Phys. Rev. A 94, 053637 (2016)

Unexpectedly large difference of the electron density at the nucleus in the 4p2P1/2,3/2 fine-structure doublet of Ca+
C. Shi, F. Gebert, C. Gorges, S. Kaufmann, W. Nörtershäuser, B. K. Sahoo, A. Surzhykov, V. A. Yerokhin, J. C. Berengut, F. Wolf, J. C. Heip, P. O. Schmidt
Appl. Phys. B 123: 2. (2017)


Experimental demonstration of quantum fault tolerance
N. M. Linke, M. Gutierrez, K. A. Landsman, C. Figgatt, S. Debnath, K. R. Brown, C. Monroe

Experimental Preparation of High NOON States for Phonons
Junhua Zhang, Mark Um, Dingshun Lv, Jing-Ning Zhang, Lu-Ming Duan, Kihwan Kim

Laser ablation production of Ba, Ca, Dy, Er, La, Lu, and Yb ions
S. Olmschenk, P. Becker

Optical spectroscopy of complex open 4d-shell ions Sn7+-Sn10+
F. Torretti (1 and 2), A. Windberger (1 and 3), A. Ryabtsev (4 and 5), S. Dobrodey (3), H. Bekker (3), W. Ubachs (1 and 2), R. Hoekstra (1 and 6), E. V. Kahl (7), J. C. Berengut (7), J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia (3), O. O. Versolato (1)

Preparation and coherent manipulation of pure quantum states of a single molecular ion
Chin-wen Chou, Christoph Kurz, David B. Hume, Philipp N. Plessow, David R. Leibrandt, Dietrich Leibfried

Robust state preparation in quantum simulations of Dirac dynamics
Xue-Ke Song, Fu-Guo Deng, Lucas Lamata, J. G. Muga

Steady-state spin synchronization through the collective motion of trapped ions
Athreya Shankar, John Cooper, Justin G. Bohnet, John J. Bollinger, Murray Holland

The extended formulation for KZM
Wen Wei, Shanhua Zhu, Yi Xie, Wei Wu, Baoquan Ou, Pingxing Chen

The quantum harmonic Otto cycle
Ronnie Kosloff, Yair Rezek

UV-sensitive superconducting nanowire single photon detectors for integration in an ion trap
D. H. Slichter, V. B. Verma, D. Leibfried, R. P. Mirin, S. W. Nam, D. J. Wineland

Copyright 2016 ITN | Published on behalf of the COST Action Ion Traps for Tomorrow's Applications
Editorial team: Alejandro Bermudez, Martina Knoop

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