A 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)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevA.80.033404
  • Subject: 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... View more
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