Dpto. de Química-Física Facultad de Ciencia y Tecnología Universidad del País Vasco, UPV/EHU Apdo. 644, 48080 Bilbao, Spain Office: CD1.P0.5
Control of cold atoms and confined gases: Preparation of atom number states, new cooling methods, the atom diode (a laser device for unidirectional motion) and its applications, continuum atom laser, dynamics of TG gases Quantum metrology: Quantum motion effects in atomic clocks and interferometry. Time in quantum mechanics: A long term goal is to understand time from the perspective of quantum mechanics. Along the years we have investigated how to integrate time observables into the quantum formalism: tunneling times, arrival times, dwell times, decay times. Trapped ions: Among the different realizations of the qubit and quantum information processing, trapped ions are the most developed and allow for fundamental studies under controllable conditions. They are also a promissing option for the next generation of atomic clocks. We investigate trapped ion dynamics at a fundamental level and for optimizing applications in metrology or quantum information.