Fast and Robust Laser Cooling of Trapped Systems


J Cerrillo, A Retzker, and MB Plenio. 1/27/2010. “Fast and Robust Laser Cooling of Trapped Systems.” Physical Review Letters, 104, 4. Publisher's Version


We present a robust and fast laser cooling scheme suitable for trapped ions, atoms, or cantilevers. Based on quantum interference, generated by a special laser configuration, it is able to rapidly cool the system such that the final phonon occupation vanishes to zeroth order in the Lamb-Dicke parameter in contrast to existing cooling schemes. Furthermore, it is robust under conditions of fluctuating laser intensity and frequency, thus making it a viable candidate for experimental applications.
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