Trapping molecules on chips
Authors: Santambrogio G.
Autors Affiliation: Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Plank-Gesellschaft, Faradyweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin. Germany;
Istituo Nazionale di Ottica-CNR & European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy LENS, Via nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino Italy
Abstract: In the last years, it was demonstrated that neutral molecules can be loaded on a microchip directly from a supersonic beam. The molecules are confined in microscopic traps that can be moved smoothly over the surface of the chip. Once the molecules are trapped, they can be decelerated to a standstill, for instance, or pumped into selected quantum states by laser light or microwaves. Molecules are detected on the chip by time-resolved spatial imaging, which allows for the study of the distribution in the phase space of the molecular ensemble
Volume: 2 Pages from: 14-1 to: 14-10
KeyWords: cole molecules; microchip;