Experimental study of the formation of ultracold RbCs molecules by short-range photoassociation

Year: 2013

Authors: Fioretti A., Gabbanini C.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, INO-CNR, U. O. S. Pisa Adriano Gozzini, Via Moruzzi 1, 56124 Pisa, Italy

Abstract: We have experimentally studied the formation of ultracold RbCs molecules by photoassociation at short internuclear range followed by spontaneous emission. The observation of new excited levels with respect to our previous work [Gabbanini and Dulieu, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 13, 18905 (2011)] on both sides of the Rb(5S(1/2)) + Cs(6P(3/2)) dissociation limit gives information on the state responsible for molecule formation. The molecules are mainly formed in deeply bound levels of the electronic triplet ground state. The observed photoassociation transitions present differences in terms of saturation.


Volume: 87 (5)      Pages from: 05470  to: 05470

KeyWords: cold molecules
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.87.054701

Citations: 21
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