Manas Mukherjee Group

A single or few ions trapped in a linear radiofrequency ion trap and laser cooled to low temperatures provide a simple and clean quantum system. A linear chain of such ions is equivalent to a chain of quantum oscillators. We prepare such systems for different kind of studies including emulating condensed matter systems, understanding the inherent geometry of a quantum system and tests of fundamental physics. We are also interested in using trapped ions for quantum information processing and metrology.

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Recent papers

  • T. Dutta, M. Mukherjee, K Sengupta. (2016). Optimization of phonon dynamics protocols in ion traps. J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 49 10
  • Guo, Chu, M. Mukherjee, Poletti, Dario. (2015). Tuning energy transport using interacting vibrational modes. Phys. Rev. A 92 23637
  • D. De Munshi, T. Dutta, R. Rebhi, M. Mukherjee. (2015). Precision measurement of branching fractions of Ba-138(+): Testing many-body theories below the 1% level. Phys. Rev. A 91 40501
  • P. Mandal, S. Das, D. De Munshi, T. Dutta, M. Mukherjee. (2014). Space charge and collective oscillation of ion cloud in a linear Paul trap. International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 364 16
  • G. Ganguly, A. Sen, M. Mukherjee, A. Paul. (2014). SeD radical as a probe for the measurement of the time variation of the fine-structure constant ? and proton-to-electron mass ratio ?. Phys. Rev. A 90 012509
  • S. Menk, S. Das, M. W. Froese, M. Lange, M. Mukherjee. (2014). Vibrational autodetachment of sulfur hexafluoride anions at its long-lifetime limit. Phys. Rev. A 89 022502
  • T. Dutta, M. Mukherjee, Krishnendu Sengupta. (2013). Ramp Dynamics of Phonons in an Ion Trap: Entanglement Generation and Cooling. Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 170406
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