Forced molecular rotation in an optical centrifuge

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.85.542
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TypeArticle
Journal titlePhysical Review Letters
ISSN0031-9007
Volume85
Issue3
Pages542545; # of pages: 4
SubjectAnisotropy; Atomic physics; Laser optics; Light polarization; Molecular orientation; Particle optics; Forced molecular rotation; Optical centrifuge; Molecular physics
AbstractForced rotation is a special case of strong-field molecular optics. Strong fields are a natural tool for molecular optics. Molecules have a very complex spectra, making standard atomic cooling techniques with resonant light difficult. Cold molecules can be produced either by photodissociation of cold atoms or using buffer gas cooling. While cooling simplifies control over translational motion, complete control of rotations still requires deep angular traps.
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PublisherAmerican Physical Society
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationSecurity and Disruptive Technologies; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NPARC number21276205
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