Special Issue on "Trapped Ions" in Applied Physics B - Laser and Optics


Contributions are invited for the special issue on “Trapped Ions” in Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics.

As advertised at the 1st European Conference on Trapped Ions (ECTI2010), there will be a special issue on “Trapped Ions” in Applied Physics B – Lasers and Optics. Contributions to this special issue can include all aspects of ion trapping.

Ion traps are used as a basic tool in a wide variety of experiments today, and ion trappers with different applications often deal with very similar challenges. This special issue will cover the various experimental and theoretical aspects of ion trapping, including quantum information, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, metrology, high-precision determination of atomic ground state properties, cavity QED experiments as well as the production of cold molecules. Experiments focusing on different scientific goals may face common technological challenges and we also encourage submissions that address such applied topics.

Guest editors:
Winfried Hensinger (University of Sussex), Danny Segal (Imperial College London) and Richard Thompson (Imperial College London).

Contributions for this special issue should not feature previously published material, but should contain original and novel work.
Besides high scientific standards Applied Physics features rapid publication online as well as in print, 50 free off-prints, no page charges and the possibility to include electronic supplementary material such as video clips.
Accepted articles will be published online as soon as the authors have returned the corrected proofs, i.e. before the printed version appears in the fall of 2011.

In short, benefits for authors are as follows:
Rapid online publication upon passing proof process
High-profile focused publication
High scientific standards
Electronic submission in the form of pdf files
50 free off-prints
No page charges

Manuscripts should be submitted as a pdf file via email to IonTrapAppPhysB [at] gmail [dot] com. The manuscript should be written in latex using the global LaTeX2e package (download at http://www.sussex.ac.uk/physics/iqt/ECTI/global.zip) or as a Microsoft Word document.

The submission deadline is April 30th, 2011 and publication of the printed version is anticipated within fall 2011 (online publication immediately after corrected proofs are returned).

Best Regards
Winfried Hensinger
Danny Segal
Richard Thompson
(Guest Editors, Applied Physics B: Lasers and Optics)