September 2016 | News from the former COST Action MP1001 "Ion Traps for Tomorrow's Applications"


Dear Colleagues,

the ECTI conference at the beginning of the month has been a great success with an impressive scientific programme, a wide international audience with so many young people, a wonderful location, and sunny weather ! The only cloud in the sky is the gender ratio of 9:1, which does not seem to evolve over the years. Ion trapping is such an exciting field, I'm sure that you have many convincing arguments and make every effort so that your next PhD student is a woman !

Martina Knoop

The expert group on Quantum Technology Flagship is now set-up  and includes some prominent ion trappers. Details
Alfred Kastler Scientific Symposium 2016 - 50th anniversary of Kastler's Nobel prize in Physics, 1 Dec 2016 Paris (France)  LINK

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


A permanent position (US citizenship required) and NRC postdoc positions (US citizens or permanent residents) are available in the new ion trapping group at the Air Force Research Lab in Rome, NY. Please contact

A  fully funded PhD position (up to 5 years) is available in the laser spectroscopy group of Otto Dopfer at  Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany. Contact

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


Please sent informations about your publications to

A long-lived Zeeman trapped-ion qubit
Ruster, T., Schmiegelow, C.T., Kaufmann, H., C. Warschburger, F. Schmidt-Kaler, U. G. Poschinger, Appl. Phys. B (2016) 122: 254.

Chirped-Standing-Wave Acceleration of Ions with Intense Lasers
F. Mackenroth, A. Gonoskov, and M. Marklund
Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 104801 (2016)

Double photoionization of helium from the 1s2p ${}^{3}{\rm{P}}$ excited state
Y Li, M S Pindzola and J Colgan
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 195205

Experimental Trapped-ion Quantum Simulation of the Kibble-Zurek dynamics in momentum space
Jin-Ming Cui, Yun-Feng Huang, Zhao Wang, Dong-Yang Cao, Jian Wang, Wei-Min Lv, Le Luo, Adolfo del Campo, Yong-Jian Han, Chuan-Feng Li & Guang-Can Guo
Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 33381 (2016)

Efficient single-photon absorption by a trapped moving atom
N. Trautmann, G. Alber, and G. Leuchs
Phys. Rev. A 94, 033832 (2016)

Highly charged W13+, Ir16+, and Pt17+ ions as promising optical clock candidates for probing variations of the fine-structure constant
D. K. Nandy and B. K. Sahoo
Phys. Rev. A 94, 032504 (2016)

Low power RF amplifier circuit for ion trap applications
J. R. Noriega, L. A. García-Delgado, R. Gómez-Fuentes and A. García-Juárez
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 094704 (2016)

Magnetic field sensing subject to correlated noise with a ring spin chain
Li-Sha Guo, Bao-Ming Xu, Jian Zou & Bin Shao
Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 33254 (2016)

Non-linear quantum-classical scheme to simulate non-equilibrium strongly correlated fermionic many-body dynamics
J. M. Kreula, S. R. Clark & D. Jaksch

Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 32940 (2016)

Optomechanical many-body cooling to the ground state using frustration
Thomás Fogarty, Haggai Landa, Cecilia Cormick, and Giovanna Morigi
Phys. Rev. A 94, 023844 (2016)

Rotational relaxation of molecular ions in a buffer gas
Jesús Pérez-Ríos and F. Robicheaux
Phys. Rev. A 94, 032709 (2016)

Two-dimensional ion crystals in radio-frequency traps for quantum simulation
Philip Richerme
Phys. Rev. A 94, 032320 (2016)


A fast scheme for the implementation of the quantum Rabi model with trapped ions
H.M. Moya-Cessa

A robust scheme for the implementation of the quantum Rabi model in trapped ions
Ricardo Puebla, Jorge Casanova, Martin B. Plenio

A minimalistic model for a quantum thermoelectric motor
Ulf Bissbort, Colin Teo, Chu Guo, Giulio Casati, Giuliano Benenti, Dario Poletti

Cavity-induced back-action in Purcell-enhanced photoemission of a single ion in an ultraviolet fiber-cavity
T. G. Ballance, H. M. Meyer, P. Kobel, K. Ott, J. Reichel, M. Köhl

Direct laser cooling Al+ ions optical clocks
J. Zhang, K. Deng, J. Luo, Z. H. Lu

Evaluation of blackbody radiation shift with temperature associated fractional uncertainty at 10E-18 level for 40Ca+ ion optical clock
Ping Zhang, Jian Cao, Hua-lin Shu, Jin-bo Yuan, Juan-juan Shang, Kai-feng Cui, Si-jia Chao, Shao-mao Wang, Dao-xin Liu, Xue-ren Huang

Fast phase gates with trapped ions
M. Palmero, S. Martínez-Garaot, D. Leibfried, D. J. Wineland, J. G. Muga

Focusing characteristics of a 4π parabolic mirror light-matter interface
Lucas Alber, Martin Fischer, Marianne Bader, Klaus Mantel, Markus Sondermann, Gerd Leuchs

Long lifetimes in optical ion traps
Alexander Lambrecht, Julian Schmidt, Pascal Weckesser, Markus Debatin, Leon Karpa, Tobias Schaetz

Measuring out-of-time-order correlations and multiple quantum spectra in a trapped ion quantum magnet
Martin Gärttner, Justin G. Bohnet, Arghavan Safavi-Naini, Michael L. Wall, John J. Bollinger, Ana Maria Rey

Non-classical states of atomic ensembles: fundamentals and applications in quantum metrology
Luca Pezzè, Augusto Smerzi, Markus K. Oberthaler, Roman Schmied, Philipp Treutlein

Quasiclassical Dynamics for Ions Confined in Axially Symmetric Electromagnetic Traps
Bogdan M. Mihalcea

Rapid crystallization of externally produced ions in a Penning trap
T. Murboeck, S. Schmidt, G. Birkl, W. Noertershaeuser, R.C. Thompson, M. Vogel

Rotation sensing with trapped ions
W. C. Campbell, P. Hamilton

Sympathetic ground state cooling and time-dilation shifts in an 27Al+ optical clock
J.-S. Chen, S. M. Brewer, D. B. Hume, C. W. Chou, D. J. Wineland, D. R. Leibrandt

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