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toolkit to develop and analyze rf surface ion traps

Project Description

Electrode is a toolkit to develop and analyze RF ion traps. It can optimize 2D surface electrode patterns to achieve desired trapping properties and extract relevant parameters of the resulting geometry. The software also treats precomputed 3D volumetric field and potential data transparently.

See also:

[1] Roman Schmied <>, SurfacePattern software package.

[2] Roman Schmied: Electrostatics of gapped and finite surface electrodes. New Journal of Physics 12:023038 (2010).

[3] Roman Schmied, Janus H. Wesenberg, and Dietrich Leibfried: Optimal Surface-Electrode Trap Lattices for Quantum Simulation with Trapped Ions. Physical Review Letters 102:233002 (2009).

[4] A. van Oosterom and J. Strackee: The Solid Angle of a Plane Triangle, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. BME-30, no. 2, pp. 125-126. (1983)

[5] Mário H. Oliveira and José A. Miranda: Biot–Savart-like law in electrostatics. European Journal of Physics 22:31 (2001).

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