Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
The Rydberg dipole blockade, or the suppression of excitation due to strong interactions, is a critical component of quantum simulation and computation using neutral atoms. However, unwanted state-mixing effects near Förster resonance cause the blockade to break down. When one tries to excite atoms to a target state, they are mixed into unwanted product states with high probability. For my honors thesis, I performed state selective field ionization spectroscopy on a shot-by-shot basis to observe this effect. We have demonstrated control of the mechanism causing this mixing via multiple experimental parameters.
Yoda, Tomohisa, "Coherent Control of Processes That Break the Dipole Blockade" (2022). Honors Theses. 295.
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