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Title: Extended Fourier-transform spectroscopy studies and deperturbation analysis of the spin-orbit coupled A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} and b{sup 3}Π states in RbCs

The article presents a study of the strongly spin-orbit coupled singlet A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} and triplet b{sup 3}Π states of the RbCs molecule, which provide an efficient optical path to transfer ultracold molecules to their rovibrational ground state. Fourier-transform A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} − b{sup 3}Π → X{sup 1}Σ{sup +} and (4){sup 1}Σ{sup +} → A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} − b{sup 3}Π laser-induced fluorescence (LIF) spectra were recorded for the natural mixture of the {sup 85}Rb{sup 133}Cs and {sup 87}Rb{sup 133}Cs isotopologues produced in a heat pipe oven. Overall 8730 rovibronic term values of A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} and b{sup 3}Π states were determined with an uncertainty of 0.01 cm{sup −1} in the energy range [9012, 14087] cm{sup −1}, covering rotational quantum numbers J ∈ [6, 324]. An energy-based deperturbation analysis performed in the framework of the four A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} − b{sup 3}Π{sub Ω=0,1,2} coupled-channels approach reproduces 97% of the experimental term values of both isotopologues with a standard deviation of 0.0036 cm{sup −1}. The reliability of the deperturbed mass-invariant potentials and spin-orbit coupling functions of the interacting A{sup 1}Σ{sup +} and b{sup 3}Π states is additionally proved by a good reproduction of the A − b → X and (4){sup 1}Σ{supmore » +} → A − b relative intensity distributions. The achieved accuracy of the A − b complex description allowed us to use the latter to assign the observed (5){sup 1}Σ{sup +} → A − b and (3){sup 1}Π → A − b transitions. As is demonstrated, LIF to the A − b complex becomes as informative as to the ground X{sup 1}Σ{sup +} state, which is confirmed by comparing the results of (4){sup 1}Σ{sup +} state analysis based on (4){sup 1}Σ{sup +} → A − b LIF with the data from V. Zuters et al. [Phys. Rev. A 87, 022504 (2013)] based on (4){sup 1}Σ{sup +} → X LIF.« less
Authors:
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  1. Laser Center, University of Latvia, 19 Rainis Boulevard, Riga LV-1586 (Latvia)
  2. Department of Chemistry, Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119991 Moscow, Leninskie gory 1/3 (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22415355
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Chemical Physics; Journal Volume: 141; Journal Issue: 18; Other Information: (c) 2014 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; ACCURACY; COUPLED CHANNEL THEORY; DISTRIBUTION; ENERGY RANGE; FLUORESCENCE; FOURIER TRANSFORMATION; GROUND STATES; LITHIUM FLUORIDES; L-S COUPLING; MIXTURES; MOLECULES; QUANTUM NUMBERS; RUBIDIUM 87; SPECTRA; SPECTROSCOPY; SPIN