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  • Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
  • OSA Technical Digest (Optica Publishing Group, 1996),
  • paper QWH1

Nonclassical motional states of a trapped atom

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We report the creation of thermal, Fock, coherent, squeezed, and "Schrödinger cat" states of motion of a single 9Be+ atomic ion that is confined in a Paul-rf trap. The thermal state of motion is created by Doppler cooling on the 313 run 2S1/2 →2P3/2 transition.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

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