Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar
Photo-associative Formation of Stable Ultracold Polar Molecules
We investigate the effectiveness of creating polar ground-state KRb and RbCs molecules by two-color photo-associative spectroscopy. In this talk I present details of our study, starting from the brief overview of the computational techniques and following our steps toward ground state molecular formation. Focusing on spin-polarized atoms I will show that an effective pathway exists. Finally, I describe our results on the lifetime of the ground state vibrational levels in the presence of thermal black-body radiation.
Monday, October 25, 2004
Gant Science Complex