Wavelength-scale imaging of trapped ions using a phase Fresnel lens

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Title Wavelength-scale imaging of trapped ions using a phase Fresnel lens
Author Jechow, Andreas; Streed, Erik; Norton, Benjamin Geoffrey; Petrasiunas, Matthew Joseph Paul; Kielpinski, David
Journal Name Optics Letters
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United States
Publisher Optical Society of America
Abstract A microfabricated phase Fresnel lens was used to image ytterbium ions trapped in a radio frequency Paul trap. The ions were laser cooled close to the Doppler limit on the 369.5 nm transition, reducing the ion motion so that each ion formed a near point source. By detecting the ion fluorescence on the same transition, near-diffraction-limited imaging with spot sizes of below 440 nm (FWHM) was achieved. To our knowledge, this is the first demonstration of wavelength-scale imaging of trapped ions and the highest imaging resolution ever achieved with atoms in free space.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001371
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 OSA. This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.36.001371. Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
Volume 36
Issue Number 8
Page from 1371
Page to 1373
ISSN 0146-9592
Date Accessioned 2011-06-27
Language en_AU
Research Centre Centre for Quantum Dynamics; Institute for Glycomics
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Photonics, Optoelectronics and Optical Communications; Quantum Information, Computation and Communication
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/41022
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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