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Title: Spectroscopy and applications of the 3 {sup 3}Σ{sup +} electronic state of {sup 39}K{sup 85}Rb

We report new results on the spectroscopy of the 3 {sup 3}Σ{sup +} electronic state of {sup 39}K{sup 85}Rb. The observations are based on resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization of ultracold KRb molecules starting in vibrational levels v′′ = 18–23 of the a {sup 3}Σ{sup +} state and ionized via the intermediate 3 {sup 3}Σ{sup +} state. The a-state ultracold molecules are formed by photoassociation of ultracold {sup 39}K and {sup 85}Rb atoms to the 3(0{sup +}) state of KRb followed by spontaneous emission. We discuss the potential applications of this state to future experiments, as a pathway for populating the lowest vibrational levels of the a state as well as the X state.
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  1. Department of Physics, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut 06269-3046 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22251522
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 139; Journal Issue: 17; Other Information: (c) 2013 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
37 INORGANIC, ORGANIC, PHYSICAL AND ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY; EMISSION; MOLECULES; PHOTOIONIZATION; POTASSIUM 39; RUBIDIUM 85; SPECTROSCOPY