A pump-probe study of the formation of rubidium molecules by ultrafast photoassociation of ultracold atoms
McCabe, David J.
England, Duncan G.
Martay, Hugo E. L.
Friedman, Melissa E.
Walmsley, Ian A.
Physics - Chemical Physics | Physics - Optics | Physics - Atomic Physics
arxiv: Physics::Atomic Physics
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 a first step towards a f...