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Title: Final Report: Cooling Molecules with Laser Light

Abstract

Certain diatomic molecules are disposed to laser cooling in the way successfully applied to certain atoms and that ushered in a revolution in ultracold atomic physics, an identification first made at Los Alamos and which took root during this program. Despite their manipulation into numerous achievements, atoms are nonetheless mundane denizens of the quantum world. Molecules, on the other hand, with their internal degrees of freedom and rich dynamical interplay, provide considerably more complexity. Two main goals of this program were to demonstrate the feasibility of laser-cooling molecules to the same temperatures as laser-cooled atoms and introduce a means for collecting laser-cooled molecules into dense ensembles, a foundational start of studies and applications of ultracold matter without equivalence in atomic systems.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOD
OSTI Identifier:
1040025
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-12-21219
TRN: US1202529
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
74 ATOMIC AND MOLECULAR PHYSICS; ATOMIC PHYSICS; ATOMS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; LASERS

Citation Formats

Di Rosa, Michael D. Final Report: Cooling Molecules with Laser Light. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1040025.
Di Rosa, Michael D. Final Report: Cooling Molecules with Laser Light. United States. doi:10.2172/1040025.
Di Rosa, Michael D. Tue . "Final Report: Cooling Molecules with Laser Light". United States. doi:10.2172/1040025. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1040025.
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abstractNote = {Certain diatomic molecules are disposed to laser cooling in the way successfully applied to certain atoms and that ushered in a revolution in ultracold atomic physics, an identification first made at Los Alamos and which took root during this program. Despite their manipulation into numerous achievements, atoms are nonetheless mundane denizens of the quantum world. Molecules, on the other hand, with their internal degrees of freedom and rich dynamical interplay, provide considerably more complexity. Two main goals of this program were to demonstrate the feasibility of laser-cooling molecules to the same temperatures as laser-cooled atoms and introduce a means for collecting laser-cooled molecules into dense ensembles, a foundational start of studies and applications of ultracold matter without equivalence in atomic systems.},
doi = {10.2172/1040025},
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place = {United States},
year = {2012},
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