Probing Molecular Ions With Laser-Cooled Atomic Ions
Technical Report,25 May 2012,24 May 2017
Georgia Tech Research Corporation Atlanta United States
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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.
- Atomic and Molecular Physics and Spectroscopy