Modern Optics and Spectroscopy
David De Mille, Yale University
"Ultracold molecules: Techniques and applications"
December 4, 2007
12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Grier Room 34-401
Our group is developing several techniques for the production of ultracold (T < 1 mK) molecules, and exploring numerous possible scientific applications for these techniques. We have demonstrated the ability to produce RbCs molecules in their absolute ground state at microKelvin temperatures, and are now investigating ultracold collisional properties of RbCs. We have also developed a general-purpose, high-intensity source for cold (T~4K), slow molecular beams, and are developing techniques for trapping and further cooling of SrO molecules. Possible applications ranging from precision measurements to quantum computation will be discussed.
TUESDAYS, 12:00-1:00, GRIER ROOM (34-401)
Refreshments served following the seminar
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