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From quantum computers to new physics searches with trapped atomic ions


Trapped-ions are highly controlled quantum systems. Trapped-ion systems are one of the leading platforms for the realization of a quantum computer and also provide extreme spectroscopic precision and optical clock-work. In this seminar I will describe how methods which are borrowed from the world of quantum computing can be used to increase the coherence time of an atomic superposition which in turn leads to greater measurement precision. I will further show how this great spectroscopic precision can be used for new physics searches.