Many-Body Physics with Trapped Ions

Within this project, we study the dynamics of trapped ions in crystalline structures. The well-controlled environment allows to investigate the nature of symmetry breaking phase transitions and friction phenomena on atomic scales.

High-Precision Spectroscopy in In+/Yb+ Ion Crystals

The aim is to operate an optical frequency standard based on multiple ions with the same accuracy as a single-ion clock but revealing a shorter averaging time in consequence of the improved signal-to-noise ratio.

Compact and Scalable Linear Ion Traps

We develop linear ion traps optimized for high-precision spectroscopy on linear ion Coulomb crystals with very small systematic frequency shifts.