Measuring and manipulating the temperature of cold molecules trapped on a chip

Year: 2015

Authors: Marx S., Adu Smith D., Insero G., Meek S. A., Sartakov B. G., Meijer G., Santambrogio G.

Autors Affiliation: Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin, Germany;
Istituto Nazionale di Ottica CNR and LENS, Via N. Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy;
Max-Planck-Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Am Fassberg 11, 37077 Göttingen, Germany;
A. M. Prokhorov General Physics Institute, RAS, Vavilov Street 38, Moscow 119991, Russia;
Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University of Nijmegen, Heijendaalseweg 135, 6525 AJ Nijmegen, Netherlands

Abstract: Following Marx et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 111, 243007 (2013)], we discuss the measurement and manipulation of the temperature of cold CO molecules in a microchip environment. In particular, we present a model to explain the observed and calculated velocity distributions. We also show that a translational temperature can be extracted directly from the measurements. Finally, we discuss the conditions needed for an effective adiabatic cooling of the molecular ensemble trapped on the microchip.


Volume: 92 (6)      Pages from: 063408-1  to: 063408-7

More Information: We gratefully acknowledge the work of the electronic laboratory of the Fritz Haber Institute, in particular G. Heyne, V. Platschkowski, and T. Zehentbauer. We gratefully also acknowledge fruitful discussion with Dr. G. Morra from Istituto di Chimica del Riconoscimento Molecolare, CNR. This work has been funded by the European Community
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.92.063408

Citations: 5
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