Accession Number : AD1050677

Title :   Probing Molecular Ions With Laser-Cooled Atomic Ions

Descriptive Note : Technical Report,25 May 2012,24 May 2017

Corporate Author : Georgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta United States

Personal Author(s) : Brown , Kenneth

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Report Date : 11 Oct 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The overall theme of this project was to explore methods for using laser-cooled atomic ions to probe information about molecular ions. The initial goal was to focus on the atomic assisted spectroscopy of BH for direct laser-cooling of BH+. In the first year, the direct loading of BH+ remained elusive and the goals were changed to developing spectroscopy techniques for CaH+. These goals included sideband cooling of CaH+, resonance enhanced multiphoton dissociation spectroscopy of CaH+ in a Coulomb crystal, and quantum logic spectroscopy of CaH+. The first two goals have been completed and the third goal is in progress in our lab. We note that NIST Boulder has achieved quantum logic spectroscopy in CaH+ using the results obtained in our lab to design their experiment.

Descriptors :   molecular laser , chemical kinetics , kinetic energy , ablation , sidebands , molecular spectroscopy , laser cooling , spectroscopy , molecules , atoms , electrons

Subject Categories : Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE