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SURF Mentoring

Potential projects/topics:

Potential projects are:

1) Python programming for classical control of quantum systems: the SURF student will learn how to program our ArtiQ-based control system to enhance its capabilities and to control individual ions.

2) Laser setup: the SURF student will build a laser setup based on a 760 nm diode and it will test it on the ions.

3) Trapped Ion Vacuum System: the SURF student will help in the assembly of a small ion-trapping system.

Potential skills gained: Cad modelling, programming, optics, expertise in vacuum technology

Required qualifications: E&M preferred but not necessary

Direct mentor: Faculty/P.I., Post-doctorate

Student Project Titles List

Developing a Red Pitaya digital PID controller for trapped ion applications

Efficient and Temperature-Compensating Rectifier for the RF Feedback Stabilization System

Research Areas

Both laser-cooled atomic ions and neutral atoms in electromagnetic traps provide pristine quantum systems that can be engineered from the ground up to an unprecedented level of control. Atoms interacting with lasers offer unmatched coherence properties, deterministic entanglement generation and nearly perfect detection of individual quantum systems. In our lab we will use trapped ions and neutral atoms to assemble atom-by-atom quantum systems whose parameters can be tailored microscopically to investigate unexplored quantum many-body phenomena and tackle new ways of processing quantum information.