Mode-Locked Deceleration of Molecular Beams: Physics with Ultracold Molecules
Technical Report,01 Apr 2013,01 Jun 2016
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES LOS ANGELES United States
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As a direct result of the support of this award, we constructed a MOT Magneto Optical Trap of rubidium atoms, demonstrated excitation of the laser-cooled atoms with single pulses from a mode-locked laser, constructed a buffer-gas beam source, developed a novel long-pulse auto correlator for measuring and characterizing pulse chirp for adiabatic rapid passage, and demonstrated laser cooling and trapping of atoms on a two-photon transition driven by an optical frequency comb.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy