New Publication: “Increasing the Brightness of Cold Ion Beams by Suppressing Disorder-Induced Heating with Rydberg Blockade”

We have shown that the phenomena of Rydberg blockade can be used to increase the ordering of ions in a cold expanding bunch, leading to an increase in focusability for our cold atom ion source.

Reference: D. Murphy, R. E. Scholten, B. M. Sparkes, Physical Review Letters 115, 214802 (2015) [pdf]