Definition of parameters for particle ion trap and optical detection

March, 2018


10:00 - 12:00 Discussion on Paul trap and particle loading

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 Discussion on optical detection of trapped particle

15:30 - 16:00 Labour UCL


Peter Barker (UCL) - host

Michael Drewsen (AU)

Andrea Vinante (UoS)

Antonio Pontin (UCL)

Hendrik Ulbricht (UoS)

Anis Rahman (UCL)


Experimentalists of the TEQ consortium will meet at UCL to further discuss experimental parameters for the setup of the TEQ experiment. The focus of the meeting will be the details of the Paul ion trap design, voltages needed to supply the Paul trap, noise levels to be reached to perform the desired test of CSL noise as defined by TEQ. Moreover, they will explore first details about the detection of the particle in the trap. The aim of this meeting is also to define the next steps to be taken with preliminary experiments and manufacture of components in preparation of the next TEQ meeting to be held in Southampton in June 2018.