Photoionization spectroscopy of cold caesium dimers obtained by photoassociation of cold atoms in a magneto-optical trap is reported here. In particular, we report on the observation and on the spectroscopic analysis of all the excited states that have actually been used for efficient detection of cold molecules stabilized in the triplet [image omitted] ground state. They are: the [image omitted] state connected to the 6s + 6p asymptote, the [image omitted] and (2)3g states connected to the 6s + 5d asymptote and finally the [image omitted] state connected to the 6s + 7s asymptote. The detection through these states spans a wide range of laser energies, from 8000 to 16,500 cm-1, obtained with different laser dyes and techniques. Information on the initial distribution of cold molecules among the different vibrational levels of the [image omitted] ground state is also provided. This spectroscopic knowledge is important when conceiving schemes for quantum manipulation, population transfer and optical detection of cold caesium molecules.
|Autori interni:||ALLEGRINI, MARIA|
|Autori:||Bouloufa N; Favilla E; Viteau M; Chotia A; Fioretti A; Gabbanini C; Allegrini M; Aymar M; Comparat D; Dulieu O; Pillet P|
|Titolo:||Photoionization spectroscopy of excited states of cold caesium dimers|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/00268976.2010.495732|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|