Nonclassical effects in cold trapped ions inside a cavity

F. L. Semião, A. Vidiella-Barranco, J. A. Roversi
2002 Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics  
We investigate the dynamics of a cold trapped ion coupled to the quantized field inside a high-finesse cavity, considering exact resonance between the ionic internal levels and the field (carrier transition). We derive an intensity-dependent hamiltonian in which terms proportional to the square of the Lamb-Dicke parameter (η) are retained. We show that different nonclassical effects arise in the dynamics of the ionic population inversion, depending on the initial states of the vibrational
more » ... e vibrational motion/field and on the values of η.
doi:10.1103/physreva.66.063403 fatcat:eiuftwr6i5bbdpmvkqt4a5qqy4