Dynamical localization in the Paul trap

M. El Ghafar*, P. Törmä, V. Savichev, E. Mayr, A. Zeiler, W. P. Schleich

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We show that quantum localization occurs in the center-of-mass motion of an ion stored in a Paul trap and interacting with a standing laser field. The present state-of-the-art ion trap systems makes the experimental observation of this phenomenon feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4181-4184
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jun 1997
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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