Bulletin of the American Physical Society
53rd Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume 67, Number 7
Monday–Friday, May 30–June 3 2022; Orlando, Florida
Session S06: Quantum Simulation of Many-Body Systems
10:30 AM–12:18 PM,
Thursday, June 2, 2022
Room: Salon 1/2
Chair: Monika Aidelsburger, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU-Munich)
Abstract: S06.00007 : Towards trapped-ion simulations of open quantum systems*
11:42 AM–11:54 AM
Midhuna Duraisamy Suganthi
Here we present our progress in building a quantum simulator composed of a chain of Yb+ ions trapped in a uniquely designed experimental setup featuring a linear 3D Paul trap with high uniformity along the ion chain and high NA optical access from multiple directions to allow individual ion readout and addressing.
We intend to use this setup to study dissipative processes in both electronic (spin) and motional degrees of freedom. The flexibility of our system will allow to introduce both local optical pumping and detection operations and individual sympathetic cooling. The former will be used to study the competition of unitary spin evolution of the system and non-unitary processes which leads to non-equilibrium phenomena such as dissipative ferromagnetic-paramagnetic phase transitions and measurement induced entanglement phase transitions. Ion-resolved cooling will be used to study the evolution of a spin system in contact with an engineered reservoir.
*J Evans Attwell-Welch Postdoctoral FellowshipNSF CAREER Award (Award No. PHY-2144910),DOE Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics, under Award no. DE-SC0021143,Army Research Office (W911NF21P0003),Office of Naval Research (N00014-20-1-2695).
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