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Cold rubidium molecules formed in a magneto-optical trap

Year: 2000

Authors: Gabbanini C., Fioretti A., Lucchesini A., Gozzini S., Mazzoni M.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto di Fisica Atomica e Molecolare – C.N.R.;
Unità INFM, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Pisa;
Istituto di Elettronica Quantistica del C.N.R., Firenze; Unità INFM, Sez. A, Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita’ di Firenze;

Abstract: We report the first observation of translationally cold (similar to 90 mu K) Rb-2 molecules. They are produced in a magneto-optical trap in their triplet ground state. The detection is performed by selective mass spectroscopy after two-photon ionization into Rb-2(+), resonantly enhanced through the intermediate a(3)Sigma(u)(+) –> 2(3)Pi(g) molecular band. The two rubidium isotopes present very different types of behavior that an interpreted in terms of their respective collisional properties.


Volume: 84 (13)      Pages from: 2814  to: 2817

KeyWords: Cold molecules; Molecular spectra; Photon interactions with molecules; Magneto-optical trap; rubidlum
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.2814

Citations: 176
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