Course: Physics of trapped ions

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Course title Physics of trapped ions
Course code OPT/PCI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Slodička Lukáš, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The course will introduce the principles of ion trapping in Paul and Penning traps and on the description of motion and mutual interaction of charged particles in these traps. Students will become familiar with theoretical description of light-matter interaction at single atom level and with laser cooling techniques. The course will end with introduction into principles of mass spectroscopy, frequency metrology and quantum information processing with trapped ions.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
Learning outcomes
The course will focus on basics in the field of trapping and manipulation of charged atomic particles.
Knowledge Define the main ideas and conceptions of the subject, describe the main approaches of the studied topics, recall the theoretical knowledge for solution of model problems.
Knowledge of basic principles and formalism of quantum physics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Attendance, active participation in class, presentation of a selected scientific paper from the field of trapped ions and passing of the final test.
Recommended literature
  • Loudon, R. (2000). The quantum theory of light. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Science Optics and Optoelectronics (2015) Physics courses - -