Newsletter – September 2019

Newsletter – September 2019

The next European Conference on Trapped ions (ECTI) will be held in beautiful Djurönäset in Sweden from 13-17 July 2020. Let us also attract your attention, that theses are the last days for submission of an abstract for ECCTI , scheduled 13-17 January 2020 at CERN premises (see below).

Dear all,

the next European Conference on Trapped ions (ECTI) will be held in beautiful Djurönäset in Sweden from 13-17 July 2020. (Where is this?) SAVE THE DATE. !

Let us also attract your attention, that theses are the last days for submission of an abstract for ECCTI , scheduled 13-17 January 2020 at CERN premises (see below).

Best regards,
Your editorial team


The deadline for abstract submission of the Early Career Conference on Trapped Ions (ECCTI) has been extended to 8 October 2019 LINK

Special Issue in Applied Sciences (Open Access Journal): “Optical Trapping of Ions and Atoms 2020: Novel Advances and Prospects“, now open for submissions.
Guest Editors:  Tobias Schätz, Vladan Vuletic, Michael Drewsen, Jonathan Home, Leon Karpa        Details

EPJ QT special issue: “Quantum Metrology & Quantum Enhanced Measurement“. Submissions are accepted from now until 30 June 2021. Details


IQuMS 2019 -the “International conference on quantum Metrology and Sensing”  will be held in Paris, France from 9 to 13 December 2019. LINK

Early Career Conference on Trapped Ions, to be held at CERN, Geneva 13-17 January 2020. LINK

DPG Spring Meeting “Atomic Physics” 9 – 13 March 2020 in Hannover LINK

European Conference on Trapped Ions (ECTI), Djurönäset, Sweden, 13-17 July 2020


A postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University is available in the field of reservoir engineering in ion traps in the group of Jim Freericks. E-mail  for further information

Postdoc and PhD positions on projects in Quantum Networking and Quantum Computing with trapped ions are available at the University of Oxford, please contact Chris Ballance 

The University of Kassel, Germany announces an open W2 professorship for Theo­re­ti­cal Ato­mic, Mole­cu­lar and Quan­tum Op­ti­cal Phy­sics – Institute of Physics Details 

2 PostDoc positions (quantum dynamics of Coulomb crystals controlled by optical fields, and quantum logic spectroscopy of bio-relevant molecular ions) are available in the Ion TRap group at Aarhus University. For details please contact Michael Drewsen

University of Sussex is looking for a Research Fellow in Quantum Networking and Quantum Computation. Details

You can also find postdoc positions in frequency metrology, cold atoms and quantum information


Please sent informations about your publications to

A room-temperature ion trapping apparatus with hydrogen partial pressure below 10−11 mbar

P. Obšil, A. Lešundák, T. Pham, K. Lakhmanskiy, L. Podhora, M. Oral, O. Číp, and L. Slodička

Review of Scientific Instruments 90, 083201 (2019)

Analytical investigation of one-dimensional Doppler cooling of trapped ions with Λ-type configuration
L.-L. Yan, Shi-Lei Su, and Mang Feng
Phys. Rev. A 100, 033418 (2019)

Application of the Continuous Stern-Gerlach Effect for Laser Spectroscopy of the 40Ar13+ Fine Structure in a Penning Trap
Alexander Egl, Ioanna Arapoglou, Martin Höcker, Kristian König, Tim Ratajczyk, Tim Sailer, Bingsheng Tu, Andreas Weigel, Klaus Blaum, Wilfried Nörtershäuser, and Sven Sturm
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 123001 (2019)

Asymmetric heat transport in ion crystals
M. A. Simón, S. Martínez-Garaot, M. Pons, and J. G. Muga
Phys. Rev. E 100, 032109 (2019)

Can a periodically driven particle resist laser cooling and noise?
A. Maitra, D. Leibfried, D. Ullmo, and H. Landa
Phys. Rev. Research 1, 012012(R) – (2019)

Coherent Control of the Rotational Degree of Freedom of a Two-Ion Coulomb Crystal
Erik Urban, Neil Glikin, Sara Mouradian, Kai Krimmel, Boerge Hemmerling, and Hartmut Haeffner
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 133202 (2019)

Compound atom-ion Josephson junction: Effects of finite temperature and ion motion
Mostafa R. Ebgha, Shahpoor Saeidian, Peter Schmelcher, and Antonio Negretti
Phys. Rev. A 100, 033616 (2019) 

Crossover from fast to slow dynamics in a long range interacting Ising chain
Giulia Piccitto and Alessandro Silva
J. Stat. Mech. 2019 094017 (2019)

Deterministic Single-Ion Implantation of Rare-Earth Ions for Nanometer-Resolution Color-Center Generation
Karin Groot-Berning, Thomas Kornher, Georg Jacob, Felix Stopp, Samuel T. Dawkins, Roman Kolesov, Jörg Wrachtrup, Kilian Singer, and Ferdinand Schmidt-Kaler
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 106802 (2019)

Digital quantum simulation, Trotter errors, and quantum chaos of the kicked top
Lukas M. Sieberer, Tobias Olsacher, Andreas Elben, Markus Heyl, Philipp Hauke, Fritz Haake & Peter Zoller
npj Quantum Information, volume 5, Article number: 78 (2019)

Experimental Demonstration of Three-Photon Coherent Population Trapping in an Ion Cloud
M. Collombon, C. Chatou, G. Hagel, J. Pedregosa-Gutierrez, M. Houssin, M. Knoop, and C. Champenois
Phys. Rev. Applied 12, 034035 (2019)

Focus: Cooling on the Negative Side
Michael Schirber
Physics 12, 98 (2019)

Interference in a Prototype of a Two-Dimensional Ion Trap Array Quantum Simulator
Frederick Hakelberg, Philip Kiefer, Matthias Wittemer, Ulrich Warring, and Tobias Schaetz
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 100504 (2019)

Gravitational effects on geonium and free electron gs-factor measurements in a Penning trap
S. Ulbricht, R. A. Müller, and A. Surzhykov
Phys. Rev. D 100, 064029 (2019)

Laser-Assisted Evaporative Cooling of Anions
G. Cerchiari, P. Yzombard, and A. Kellerbauer
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 103201 (2019)

Leakage mitigation for quantum error correction using a mixed qubit scheme
Natalie C. Brown and Kenneth R. Brown
Phys. Rev. A 100, 032325 (2019)

Lieb–Robinson bounds for open quantum systems with long-ranged interactions
Ryan Sweke, Jens Eisert and Michael Kastner
J. Phys. A: Math. Theor. 52 424003

Light-matter entanglement over 50 km of optical fibre
V. Krutyanskiy, M. Meraner, J. Schupp, V. Krcmarsky, H. Hainzer & B. P. Lanyon
npj Quantum Information,volume 5, Article number: 72 (2019)

Many-body localized quantum batteries
Davide Rossini, Gian Marcello Andolina, and Marco Polini
Phys. Rev. B 100, 115142 (2019)

Measurements of the branching ratios for 6P1/2 decays in 138Ba+
K. J. Arnold, S. R. Chanu, R. Kaewuam, T. R. Tan, L. Yeo, Zhiqiang Zhang, M. S. Safronova, and M. D. Barrett
Phys. Rev. A 100, 032503 (2019)

Measuring Magnetic Fields with Magnetic-Field-Insensitive Transitions
Yotam Shapira, Yehonatan Dallal, Roee Ozeri, and Ady Stern
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 133204 (2019)

Multipath interference from large trapped ion chains
P Obšil, A Lešundák, T Pham, G Araneda, M Čížek, O Číp, R Filip and L Slodička
New J. Phys. 21 093039 (2019)

Probing Ground-State Phase Transitions through Quench Dynamics
Paraj Titum, Joseph T. Iosue, James R. Garrison, Alexey V. Gorshkov, and Zhe-Xuan Gong
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 115701 (2019)

Roadmap on STIRAP applications
Klaas Bergmann, Hanns-Christoph Nägerl, Cristian Panda, Gerald Gabrielse, Eduard Miloglyadov, Martin Quack, Georg Seyfang, Gunther Wichmann, Silke Ospelkaus, Axel Kuhn, Stefano Longhi, Alexander Szameit, Philipp Pirro, Burkard Hillebrands, Xue-Feng Zhu, Jie Zhu, Michael Drewsen, Winfried K Hensinger, Sebastian Weidt, Thomas Halfmann, Hai-Lin Wang, Gheorghe Sorin Paraoanu, Nikolay V Vitanov, Jordi Mompart, Thomas Busch, Timothy J Barnum, David D Grimes, Robert W Field, Mark G Raizen, Edvardas Narevicius, Marcis Auzinsh, Dmitry Budker, Adriana Pálffy and Christoph H Keitel
J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 52 202001 (

Quantum Annealing with Longitudinal Bias Fields
Tobias Graß
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 120501 (2019)

Quantum control of molecular rotation
Christiane P. Koch, Mikhail Lemeshko, and Dominique Sugny
Rev. Mod. Phys. 91, 035005 (2019)

Quantum Kibble-Zurek physics in long-range transverse-field Ising models
Ricardo Puebla, Oliver Marty, and Martin B. Plenio
Phys. Rev. A 100, 032115 (2019)

Synopsis: Placing Single Impurities into a Crystal
Sophia Chen
Physics Synopsis

Trapping Single Ions and Coulomb Crystals with Light Fields
L. Karpa,
SpringerBriefs in Physics (2019), ISBN 978-3-030-27715-4 and 978-3-030-27716-1


Analogue quantum simulation of superradiance and subradiance in trapped-ions
R. T. Sutherland

Combining experiments and relativistic theory for establishing accurate radiative quantities in atoms: the lifetime of the 2P3/2 state in 40Ca+
Ziv Meir, Mudit Sinhal, Marianna S. Safronova, Stefan Willitsch

Classical versus Quantum Models in Machine Learning: Insights from a Finance Application
Javier Alcazar, Vicente Leyton-Ortega, Alejandro Perdomo-Ortiz

Crossover from fast to slow dynamics in quantum Ising chains with long range interactions
Giulia Piccitto, Alessandro Silva

Cross-Platform Verification of Intermediate Scale Quantum Devices
Andreas Elben, Benoît Vermersch, Rick van Bijnen, Christian Kokail, Tiff Brydges, Christine Maier, Manoj Joshi, Rainer Blatt, Christian F. Roos, Peter Zoller

Dipole-phonon quantum logic with trapped polar molecular ions
Wesley C. Campbell, Eric R. Hudson

Doppler Cooled Ions in a Compact, Reconfigurable Penning Trap
Brian J. McMahon, Curtis Volin, Wade G. Rellergert, Brian C. Sawyer

Dynamically corrected gates suppress spatio-temporal error correlations as measured by randomized benchmarking
C. L. Edmunds, C. Hempel, R. J. Harris, V. M. Frey, T. M. Stace, M. J. Biercuk

Dynamics of quantum information
R. J. Lewis-Swan, A. Safavi-Naini, A. M. Kaufman, A. M. Rey

Non-equilibrium criticality in quench dynamics of infinite-range spin models
Paraj Titum, Mohammad F. Maghrebi

Non-local emergent hydrodynamics in a long-range quantum spin system
Alexander Schuckert, Izabella Lovas, Michael Knap

Optical Traps for sympathetic Cooling of Ions with ultracold neutral Atoms
J. Schmidt, P. Weckesser, F. Thielemann, T. Schaetz, L. Karpa

Phonon-number-resolving Detection of Multiple Local Phonon Modes in Trapped Ions
Ryutaro Ohira, Takashi Mukaiyama, Kenji Toyoda

Positive quantum Lyapunov exponents in classically regular systems
Saúl Pilatowsky-Cameo, Jorge Chávez-Carlos, Miguel A. Bastarrachea-Magnani, Pavel Stránský, Sergio Lerma-Hernández, Lea F. Santos, Jorge G. Hirsch

Quantum walks of a phonon in trapped ions
Masaya Tamura, Takashi Mukaiyama, Kenji Toyoda

State-selective coherent motional excitation as a new approach for the manipulation, spectroscopy and state-to-state chemistry of single molecular ions
Ziv Meir, Gregor Hegi, Kaveh Najafian, Mudit Sinhal, Stefan Willitsch

Sub-microsecond entangling gate between trapped ions via Rydberg interaction
Chi Zhang, Fabian Pokorny, Weibin Li, Gerard Higgins, Andreas Pöschl, Igor Lesanovsky, Markus Hennrich

Vector polarizability of atomic states induced by linearly polarized vortex beam: External control of magic and tune-out wavelengths
Anal Bhowmik, Narendra Nath Dutta, Sonjoy Majumder

Weak interaction studies at SARAF
Ben Ohayon, Joel Chocron, Tsviki Hirsh, Ayala Glick-Magid, Yonatan Mishnayot, Ish Mukul, Hitesh Rahangdale, Sergei Vaintraub, Oded Heber, Doron Gazit, Guy Ron

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