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Photoassociative Formation of Ultracold Polar KRb Molecules

Published

Author(s)

Svetlana A. Kotochigova, Eite Tiesinga, Paul S. Julienne

Abstract

We investigate the effectiveness of creating polar ground state KRb molecules by two-color photoassociative spectroscopy. In this process the molecules are formed from ultra-cold samples of K and Rb. Focussing on spin-polarized atoms we show that an effective pathway exists. In addition, we investigate the stability of the polar molecules in the presence of a thermal Black-body radiation field.
Citation
European Physical Journal D
Volume
31
Issue
No 2

Keywords

black-body radiation, laser cooling, polar dimer, ultracold molecules

Citation

Kotochigova, S. , Tiesinga, E. and Julienne, P. (2004), Photoassociative Formation of Ultracold Polar KRb Molecules, European Physical Journal D (Accessed January 29, 2022)
Created November 1, 2004, Updated February 17, 2017