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Effects of an Oscillating Electric Field on and Dipole Moment Measurement of a Single Molecular Ion

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Author(s)

Alejandra Collopy, Julian Schmidt, Dietrich Leibfried, David Leibrandt, Chin-wen Chou

Abstract

We characterize and model the Stark effect due to the radio-frequency (rf) electric field experienced by a molecular ion in an rf Paul trap, a leading systematic in the uncertainty of the field-free rotational transition. The ion is deliberately displaced to sample different known rf electric fields and measure the resultant shifts in transition frequencies. With this method, we determine the permanent electric dipole moment of CaH+, and find close agreement with theory. The characterization is performed by using a frequency comb which probes rotational transitions in the molecular ion. With improved coherence of the comb laser, a fractional statistical uncertainty for a transition line center of as low as 4.6×10^−13 was achieved.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
130
Issue
22

Citation

Collopy, A. , Schmidt, J. , Leibfried, D. , Leibrandt, D. and Chou, C. (2023), Effects of an Oscillating Electric Field on and Dipole Moment Measurement of a Single Molecular Ion, Physical Review Letters, [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.130.223201, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=934973 (Accessed March 1, 2024)
Created May 31, 2023, Updated January 3, 2024