Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics Seminar

Photo-associative Formation of Stable Ultracold Polar Molecules

Dr. Svetlana Kotochigova

NIST, Gaithersburg

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
4:00 PM
Gant Science Complex
Physics Department
Room P121

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