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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 50, Issue 1, pp 97–102 | Cite as

Electrons in a cryogenic planar Penning trap and experimental challenges for quantum processing

  • P. Bushev
  • S. Stahl
  • R. Natali
  • G. Marx
  • E. Stachowska
  • G. Werth
  • M. Hellwig
  • F. Schmidt-Kaler
Quantum Optics and Quantum Information

Abstract

We report on trapping of clouds of electrons in a cryogenic planar Penning trap at T ≤100 mK. We describe the experimental conditions to load, cool and detect electrons. Perspectives for the trapping of a single electron and for quantum information processing are given.

PACS

37.10.-x Atom, molecule, and ion cooling methods 03.67.Lx Quantum computation architectures and implementations 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Bushev
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Stahl
    • 2
  • R. Natali
    • 3
  • G. Marx
    • 4
  • E. Stachowska
    • 5
  • G. Werth
    • 2
  • M. Hellwig
    • 1
  • F. Schmidt-Kaler
    • 1
  1. 1.Quanten-Informationsverarbeitung, Universität UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Physik, Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität MainzMainzGermany
  3. 3.Dipartimento di FisicaUniversità di CamerinoCamerinoItaly
  4. 4.Ernst-Moritz-Arndt Universität Greifswald, Institut für PhysikGreifswaldGermany
  5. 5.Poznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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