Cryogenic ion trapping day

Cryogenic ion trapping day


Date & Time

Start Date: October 19, 2021
End Date: October 19, 2021




Ions like their traps cold. Therefore, as time goes by, more and more ion trapping experiments make use of cryogenic environments. However, designing and operating a cryogenic setup is still challenging. This technical meeting is intended to connect the community interested in trapping ions in cryogenic environments. Our speakers will introduce their cryogenic setups, discussing their design, performance, and limitations. Ample time is reserved for technical discussion and exchange of experiences.

Register at: Registration deadline: 17.10.2021
In case of any questions or problems, email Maciej Malinowski at . The whole meeting (talks and discussions) will be recorded and made available with interested participants, but will not be posted on YouTube.

Meeting schedule (CEST time zone)

9:00 – 9:10 | Maciej Malinowski (Oxford Ionics, UK), “Brief introduction to cryogenic ion trapping”
9:10 – 9:40 | Philipp Schindler (University of Innsbruck, Austria), TBA
9:40 – 10:10 | Roland Matt (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), TBA
10:10 – 10:40 | Discussion
10:40 – 11:10 | Steven King (PTB, Germany), “A low-vibration, closed-cycle cryostat for trapping of highly charged ions under extreme high vacuum”
11:10 – 11:40 | Niels Madsen (ALPHA collaboration, CERN), TBA
11:40 – 12:30 | Discussion

The meeting room will be open during the lunch break, in case people want to chat.

14:00 – 14:30 | Thierry Lahaye (LCF, Institut d’Optique, CNRS & Université Paris-Saclay, France), “Single neutral atoms with 6000-s trapping lifetimes in optical-tweezer arrays at cryogenic temperatures”
14:30 – 15:00 | Joe Britton and Andrew Laugharn (University of Maryland and Army Research Lab, USA), “Low-vibration cryostat for ion-cavity experiments”
15:00 – 15:30 | Discussion
15:30 – 16:00 | Guido Pagano (Rice University, USA), “A cryogenic trapped-ion system for large scale quantum simulation”
16:00 – 16:30 | Daniel Slichter (NIST, USA), “Ion trap cryostat design for modularity and rapid turnaround”
16:30 – 17:30 | Discussion

Organizers: Maciej Malinowski, Markus Hennrich, Jonathan Home, Marion Mallweger, and Daniel Rodriguez