Preparation of macroscopically distinguishable superpositions of circular or linear oscillatory states of a bidimensionally trapped ion

Sabrina Maniscalco, A Messina, A Napoli

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Abstract

A simple scheme for the generation of two different classes of bidimensional vibrational Schrödinger cat-like states of an isotropically trapped ion is presented. We show that by appropriately adjusting an easily controllable parameter having a clear physical meaning, the states prepared by our procedure are quantum superpositions of either vibrational axial angular momentum eigenstates or Fock states along two orthogonal directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2113-2126
JournalJournal of Modern Optics
Volume47
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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