Dear Colleagues,

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It's also time to register for the main Ion Trapping event in 2016: ECTI registration deadline is 15 June 2016.

Your editorial team

Call for contributions for Special Issue "Perspectives of Atomic Physics with Trapped Highly Charged Ions"
CAMEL12, June 27 - July 1, 2016, in Nessebar/BG; more info at

The 12th International Colloquia on Atomic Spectra and Oscillator Strengths for Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (ASOS-12) will be held at the Universidade de São Paulo on July 4–7, 2016  LINK

Introductory Course on Quantum Information, Innsbruck, July 12-14, 2016 LINK

European Conference on Trapped Ions, Aug 29 -Sept 2, 2016, Arosa, CH. Register before 15 June !! LINK

ECAMP, 5-9 September 2016, Frankfurt, D LINK

International School of Physics "Enrico Fermi", summer courses 2016 LINK

Italian Quantum Information Science Conference, will be held in Rome (Italy), 20-23 September 2016. LINK

PhD (3 years) or postdoc (up to 2 years) position in spectroscopy in cryogenic ion traps is available in the laser spectroscopy group of Otto Dopfer at Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin), Germany. LINK
PhD position AND postdoc position on the Yb+ clock project in Besançon, France LINK

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


Please sent informations about your publications to

A cylindrical quadrupole ion trap in combination with an electrospray ion source for gas-phase luminescence and absorption spectroscopy
Mark H. Stockett, Jørgen Houmøller, Kristian Støchkel, Annette Svendsen and Steen Brøndsted Nielsen
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 053103 (2016)

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 and John D. Prestage
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 053112 (2016)

Active stabilization of ion trap radiofrequency potentials
K. G. Johnson, J. D. Wong-Campos, A. Restelli, K. A. Landsman, B. Neyenhuis, J. Mizrahi and C. Monroe
Rev. Sci. Instrum. 87, 053110 (2016);

Avoided level crossings in very highly charged ions
P. Beiersdorfer, J. H. Scofield, G. V. Brown, M. H. Chen, N. Hell, A. L. Osterheld, D. A. Vogel, and K. L. Wong
Phys. Rev. A 93, 051403(R) (2016)

Comparison of Gaussian and super Gaussian laser beams for addressing atomic qubits
Katharina Gillen-Christandl, Glen D. Gillen, M. J. Piotrowicz, M. Saffman
Appl. Phys. B (2016) 122:131

Dipole–dipole interaction between trapped two-level ions interacting with a quantized field in the Lamb–Dicke regime
Navid Yazdanpanah and Mohammad Kazem Tavassoly
Journal of the Optical Society of America B Vol. 33, Issue 3, pp. 382-392 (2016)

Electromagnetically-induced-transparency ground-state cooling of long ion strings
Regina Lechner, Christine Maier, Cornelius Hempel, Petar Jurcevic, Ben P. Lanyon, Thomas Monz, Michael Brownnutt, Rainer Blatt, and Christian F. Roos
Phys. Rev. A 93, 053401 (2016)

Energy Scaling of Cold Atom-Atom-Ion Three-Body Recombination
Artjom Krükow, Amir Mohammadi, Arne Härter, Johannes Hecker Denschlag, Jesús Pérez-Ríos, and Chris H. Greene
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 193201 (2016)

Entanglement growth and correlation spreading with variable-range interactions in spin and fermionic tunneling models
Anton S. Buyskikh, Maurizio Fagotti, Johannes Schachenmayer, Fabian Essler, and Andrew J. Daley
Phys. Rev. A 93, 053620 (2016)

Explanation of efficient quenching of molecular ion vibrational motion by ultracold atoms
T.Stoecklin, Philippe Halvick, M. A Gannouni, M. Hochlaf, S. Kotochigova and E. R. Hudson,
Nat. Commun. 7,11234 (2016).

Interactions and low-energy collisions between an alkali ion and an alkali atom of a different nucleus
Arpita Rakshit, Chedli Ghanmi, Hamid Berriche, and Bimalendu Deb
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 (2016) 105202

Isotope shifts of the 2p3/2−2p1/2 transition in B-like ions
N. A. Zubova, A. V. Malyshev, I. I. Tupitsyn, V. M. Shabaev, Y. S. Kozhedub, G. Plunien, C. Brandau, and Th. Stöhlker
Phys. Rev. A 93, 052502 (2016)

Kaleidoscope of quantum phases in a long-range interacting spin-1 chain
Z.-X. Gong, M. F. Maghrebi, A. Hu, M. Foss-Feig, P. Richerme, C. Monroe, and A. V. Gorshkov
Phys. Rev. B 93, 205115 (2016)

Measuring nonequilibrium retarded spin-spin Green's functions in an ion-trap-based quantum simulator
Bryce T. Yoshimura and J. K. Freericks
Phys. Rev. A 93, 052314 (2016)

Precision measurement of the branching fractions of the 5pP1/22 state in Sr+88 with a single ion in a microfabricated surface trap
Jean-Pierre Likforman, Vincent Tugayé, Samuel Guibal, and Luca Guidoni
Phys. Rev. A 93, 052507 (2016)

Quantum transitions and quantum entanglement from Dirac-like dynamics simulated by trapped ions
Victor A. S. V. Bittencourt, Alex E. Bernardini, and Massimo Blasone
Phys. Rev. A 93, 053823 (2016)

Raman sideband cooling of a Ba+138 ion using a Zeeman interval
Christopher M. Seck, Mark G. Kokish, Matthew R. Dietrich, and Brian C. Odom
Phys. Rev. A 93, 053415 (2016)

Resolved-Sideband Laser Cooling in a Penning Trap
J. F. Goodwin, G. Stutter, R. C. Thompson, and D. M. Segal 
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 143002

Stability thresholds and calculation techniques for fast entangling gates on trapped ions
C. D. B. Bentley, R. L. Taylor, A. R. R. Carvalho, and J. J. Hope
Phys. Rev. A 93, 042342 (2016)

Visibility of Young’s Interference Fringes: Scattered Light from Small Ion Crystals
Sebastian Wolf, Julian Wechs, Joachim von Zanthier, and Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Phys. Rev. Lett. 116, 183002 (2016)


2D ion crystals in radiofrequency traps for quantum simulation
Philip Richerme

Achieving translational symmetry in trapped cold ion rings
Hao-Kun Li, Erik Urban, Crystal Noel, Alexander Chuang, Yang Xia, Anthony Ransford, Boerge Hemmerling, Yuan Wang, Tongcang Li, Hartmut Haeffner, Xiang Zhang

Analysis of the fine structure of Sn$^{11+...14+}$ ions by optical spectroscopy in an electron beam ion trap
A. Windberger, F. Torretti, A. Borschevsky, A. Ryabtsev, S. Dobrodey, H. Bekker, E. Eliav, U. Kaldor, W. Ubachs, R. Hoekstra, J. R. Crespo López-Urrutia, O. O. Versolato

Detecting continuous spontaneous localisation with charged bodies in a Paul trap
Ying Li, Andrew M. Steane, Daniel Bedingham, G. Andrew D. Briggs

Dispersion coefficients for the interaction of inert gas atoms with alkali and alkaline earth ions and alkali atoms with their singly ionized ions
Sukhjit Singh, Kiranpreet Kaur, B. K. Sahoo, Bindiya Arora

Effects of electrode surface roughness on motional heating of trapped ions
Kuan-Yu Lin, Guang Hao Low, Issac L. Chuang

Electron spin resonance from NV centers in diamonds levitating in an ion trap
Tom Delord, Louis Nicolas, Lucien Schwab, Gabriel Hétet

Engineering Large Stark Shifts for Control of Individual Clock State Qubits
Aaron C. Lee, Jacob Smith, Philip Richerme, Brian Neyenhuis, Paul W. Hess, Jiehang Zhang, Christopher Monroe

Generation of hybrid entanglement between a mirror and a trapped ion
Clóvis Corrêa, A. Vidiella-Barranco

Iterative Precision Measurement of Branching Ratios Applied to 5P states in 88Sr+
Helena Zhang, Michael Gutierrez, Guang Hao Low, Richard Rines, Jules Stuart, Tailin Wu, Isaac Chuang

Maximizing the information gain of a single ion microscope using bayes experimental design
Georg Jacob, Karin Groot-Berning, Ulrich G. Poschinger, Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler, Kilian Singer

Minimally complex ion traps as modules for quantum communication and computing
Ramil Nigmatullin, Christopher J. Ballance, Niel de Beaudrap, Simon C. Benjamin

Motional-Mode Analysis of Trapped Ions
Henning Kalis, Frederick Hakelberg, Matthias Wittemer, Manuel Mielenz, Ulrich Warring, Tobias Schaetz

Pure single photons from a trapped atom source
Daniel B. Higginbottom, Lukáš Slodička, Gabriel Araneda, Lukáš Lachman, Radim Filip, Markus Hennrich, Rainer Blatt

Quantum critical behavior influenced by measurement backaction in ultracold gases
Yuto Ashida, Shunsuke Furukawa, Masahito Ueda

Quantum transitions and quantum entanglement from Dirac-like dynamics simulated by trapped ions
Victor A. S. V. Bittencourt, Alex E. Bernardini, Massimo Blasone

Real-time dynamics of lattice gauge theories with a few-qubit quantum computer
E. A. Martinez, C. A. Muschik, P. Schindler, D. Nigg, A. Erhard, M. Heyl, P. Hauke, M. Dalmonte, T. Monz, P. Zoller, R. Blatt

String order via Floquet interactions in atomic systems
Tony E. Lee, Yogesh N. Joglekar, Philip Richerme

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