Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar

New Aspects in Detection and Formation of Ultracold Molecules

Goran Pichler
Institute of Physics
University of Zagreb

Many structured continua in alkali dimer spectra may be used for the detection of ultracold molecules. Beside homonuclear molecules, recently the heteronuclear alkali molecules have been observed using REMPI technique which uses diffuse bands for the first step in a two-photon ionization of the ultracold molecule. Many satellite bands in the wings of alkali principal series lines have been identified as pure-long range molecules. Recently we succeeded to explain the origin of the satellite bands in the blue wing of the second doublet of the principal series in cesium, rubidium and potassium. These blue satellite bands may be eventually used to form ultracold ion-pair excited molecules at large interatomic distances.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P121

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