Pump-probe study of the formation of rubidium molecules by ultrafast photoassociation of ultracold atoms

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McCabe, David J.; England, Duncan G.; Martay, Hugo E. L.; Friedman, Melissa E.; Petrovic, Jovana; Dimova, Emiliya; Chatel, Béatrice; Walmsley, Ian A.;
(2009)
  • Publisher: American Physical Society
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.80.033404
  • Subject: Physics - Chemical Physics | Physics - Optics | PACS: 32.80.Qk, 82.53.Hn, 33.80.−b, 78.47.J− | Physics - Atomic Physics
    arxiv: Physics::Atomic Physics | Physics::Atomic and Molecular Clusters

International audience; An experimental pump-probe study of the photoassociative creation of translationally ultracold rubidium molecules is presented together with numerical simulations of the process. The formation of loosely bound excited-state dimers is observed as ... View more
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