Dear Colleagues,

for those of you who had not the chance to attend our January Winter School in Les Houches this year, let me inform you that we are preparing a textbook volume, which will contain not only the lectures but also the advanced problems we had with every lecture. We think that this will be a helpful tool for all students and newcomers in the field, and it will hopefully be ready before the end of the year (2015 !).

Your editorial team


The website is still alive. You can post your job offers, look at the Ion Trapper's movie (, or look at the archived publication lists and newsletters.

Workshop on Hybrid Atomic Quantum Systems, September 28th to 30th, 2015, at the Center for Optical Quantum Technologies (ZOQ) in Hamburg (Germany). More information can be found here
CAMEL11: Nessebar/BG, 14-19 June 2015, Deadline May 15, 2015
A 3-day international STIRAP symposium (  is planned in Kaiserslautern, Sept. 22 – 25, 2015

8th Symposium on Frequency Standards and Metrology, Potsdam/Germany, 12-16 October 2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Experimental Ion Trapping, THE QUANTUM CONTROL LABORATORY, ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE IN ENGINEERED QUANTUM SYSTEMS (EQuS), Sydney, Australia. Details
Two 3.5 year PhD positions are available in the Ion Trap Cavity-QED and Molecular Physics Group in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sussex. More info


Please sent informations about your publications to

An alternative electric-field spectrum for laser-driven atomic systems
Adam Stokes and Almut Beige
Eur. Phys. J. D 69, 131 (2015)

Broadband, unpolarized repumping and clearout light sources for Sr+ single-ion clocks
Fordell, T.; Lindvall, T.; Dubé, P.; Madej, A. A.; Wallin, A. E.; Merimaa, M.
Optics Letters 40, 1822 (2015)

Cavity-Enhanced Transport of Excitons
Johannes Schachenmayer, Claudiu Genes, Edoardo Tignone, and Guido Pupillo
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 196403 (2015)

Dipole and nondipole photoionization of molecular hydrogen
B. Zimmermann, V. McKoy, S. H. Southworth, E. P. Kanter, B. Krässig, and R. Wehlitz
Phys. Rev. A 91, 053410 (2015)

Efficient sympathetic motional-ground-state cooling of a molecular ion
Yong Wan, Florian Gebert, Fabian Wolf, and Piet O. Schmidt
Phys. Rev. A 91, 043425 (2015)

Fast expansions and compressions of trapped-ion chains
M. Palmero, S. Martínez-Garaot, J. Alonso, J. P. Home, and J. G. Muga
Phys. Rev. A 91, 053411 (2015)

Fermionic models with superconducting circuits
Urtzi Las Heras, Laura García-Álvarez, Antonio Mezzacapo, Enrique Solano and Lucas Lamata
EPJ Quantum Technol. 2, 8 (2015)

Laser Cooling of Molecular Anions
Pauline Yzombard, Mehdi Hamamda, Sebastian Gerber, Michael Doser, and Daniel Comparat
Phys. Rev. Lett. 114, 213001 (2015)

Nonrelativistic structure calculations of two-electron ions in a strongly coupled plasma environment
S. Bhattacharyya, J. K. Saha, and T. K. Mukherjee
Phys. Rev. A 91, 042515 (2015)

Quantum physics: Squeezed ions in two places at once
Tracy Northup
Nature 521, 295 (2015)

Rotational state-changing cold collisions of hydroxyl ions with helium
D. Hauser, S. Lee, F. Carelli, S. Spieler, O. Lakhmanskaya, E. S. Endres, S. S. Kumar, F. Gianturco, and R. Wester
Nature Physics (2015)

Spin–motion entanglement and state diagnosis with squeezed oscillator wavepackets
Hsiang-Yu Lo, Daniel Kienzler, Ludwig de Clercq, Matteo Marinelli, Vlad Negnevitsky, Ben C. Keitch , and Jonathan P. Home
Nature 521, 336 (2015)

The interspersed spin boson lattice model
A. Kurcz, J.J. García-Ripoll and A. Bermudez
Eur. Phys. J. Special Topics 224, 483 (2015)

Universal set of gates for microwave dressed-state quantum computing
Gatis Mikelsons, Itsik Cohen, Alex Retzker and Martin B Plenio
New J. Phys. 17 053032 (2015)

Walsh-synthesized noise filters for quantum logic
Harrison Ball and Michael J Biercuk
EPJ Quantum Technol. 2, 11 (2015)


Buffer-gas cooling of ions in a multipole radio frequency trap beyond the critical mass ratio
P. Weckesser, B. Höltkemeier, H. López-Carrera, M. Weidemüller

Capture Dynamics of Ultracold Atoms in the Presence of an Impurity Ion
J. M. Schurer, A. Negretti, P. Schmelcher

Dynamical quantum phase transitions: scaling and universality
Markus Heyl

Fast accumulation of ions in a dual trap
M. R. Kamsap, C. Champenois, J. Pedregosa-Gutierrez, M. Houssin, M. Knoop

Fast and efficient transport of large ion clouds
Marius Romuald Kamsap, Jofre Pedregosa-Gutierrez, Caroline Champenois , Didier Guyomarc'H, Marie Houssin, Martina Knoop

Fast separation of two trapped ions
M. Palmero, S. Martínez-Garaot, U. G. Poschinger, A. Ruschhaupt, J. G. Muga

High-bandwidth transfer of phase stability through a fiber frequency comb
Nils Scharnhorst, Jannes B. Wübbena, Stephan Hannig, Kornelius Jakobsen, Johannes Kramer, Ian D. Leroux, Piet O. Schmidt

Hybrid quantum logic and a test of Bell's inequality using two different atomic species
C. J. Ballance, V. M. Schafer, J. P. Home, D. J. Szwer, S. C. Webster, D. T. C. Allcock, N. M. Linke, T. P. Harty, D. P. L. Aude Craik, D. N. Stacey, A. M. Steane, D. M. Lucas

Nonlocality in many-body quantum systems detected with two-body correlators
J. Tura, R. Augusiak, A. B. Sainz, B. Lücke, C. Klempt, M. Lewenstein, A. Acín

Optomechanical Entanglement between an Ion and an Optical Cavity Field
Aranya B. Bhattacherjee

Polarization of electric field noise near metallic surfaces
Philipp Schindler, Dylan J Gorman, Nikos Daniilidis, Hartmut Häffner

Precise determination of micromotion for trapped-ion optical clocks
J. Keller, H. L. Partner, T. Burgermeister, T. E. Mehlstäubler

Quantum Rabi Model with Trapped Ions
J. S. Pedernales, I. Lizuain, S. Felicetti, G. Romero, L. Lamata, E. Solano

Real-time Dynamics in U(1) Lattice Gauge Theories with Tensor Networks
T. Pichler, M. Dalmonte, E. Rico, P. Zoller, S. Montangero

Reduction of trapped ion anomalous heating by in situ surface plasma cleaning
Robert McConnell, Colin Bruzewicz, John Chiaverini, Jeremy Sage

Resonant single and multi-photon coherent transitions in a detuned regime
S. Bertaina, M. Martens, M. Egels, D. Barakel, I. Chiorescu

Simulating the Haldane Phase in Trapped Ion Spins Using Optical Fields
I. Cohen, P. Richerme, Z.-X. Gong, C. Monroe, A. Retzker

Spectroscopy of interacting quasiparticles in trapped ions
P. Jurcevic, P. Hauke, C. Maier, C. Hempel, B. P. Lanyon, R. Blatt, C. F. Roos

Supporting Kibble-Zurek Mechanism in Quantum Ising Model through a Trapped Ion
Jin-Ming Cui, Yun-Feng Huang, Zhao Wang, Dong-Yang Cao, Jian Wang, Wei-Min Lv, Yong Lu, Le Luo, Adolfo del Campo, Yong-Jian Han, Chuan-Feng Li, Guang-Can Guo

Universal gate-set for trapped-ion qubits using a narrow linewidth diode laser
Nitzan Akerman, Nir Navon, Shlomi Kotler, Yinnon Glickman, Roee Ozeri

Telecom-heralded single photon absorption by a single atom
Andreas Lenhard, Matthias Bock, Stephan Kucera, José Brito, Pascal Eich, Philipp Müller, Christoph Becher, Jürgen Eschner

Topological phases with long-range interactions
Zhe-Xuan Gong, Mohammad F. Maghrebi, Anzi Hu, Michael L. Wall, Michael Foss-Feig, Alexey V. Gorshkov

Tuning energy transport using interacting vibrational modes
Chu Guo, Manas Mukherjee, Dario Poletti

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