Agile RF Source for Trapped Ion Experiments



Abstract

The Xilinx Spartan-6 based RF source provides multiple DDS channels for modulating the frequency, phase and amplitude of laser light used in the experiments. Also available are feedback channels for monitoring the light intensity at another point in the system and thus being able to measure the experimental noise and drift introduced by the optical components.

We took the existing PCB design and brushed it up to make it ready for the modifications and extension to come. Furthermore, we implemented the first evolution as planned in the roadmap, enabling even more sophisticated experiments. Let's get quantum computing started!

Employed Technologies

Xilinx Spartan-6 | Altium Designer

Involved Enclustra Services

FPGA System Design | FPGA Hardware