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Title: Microwave apparatus
Description: Composite photo of microwave apparatus used in NIST quantum computing experiments. A pair of ions (electrically charged atoms) are trapped by electric fields and manipulated with microwaves inside a glass chamber at the center of the apparatus. The chamber is illuminated by a green light-emitting diode for visual effect. An ultraviolet laser beam used to cool the ions and detect their quantum state is colorized to appear blue.

See http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/microwave-quantum-081011.cfm for more information.

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Type: Photo/Color
Source: National Institute of Standards and Technology
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Credit: Y. Colombe/NIST
AV Number: 11PML063
Date Created: 2011
Date Entered: 8/10/2011

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