Scientific Results

Trapping molecules on chips

Year: 2015

Authors: Santambrogio G.

Autors Affiliation: Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Plank-Gesellschaft, Faradyweg 4-6, 14195 Berlin. Germany;
Istituo Nazionale di Ottica-CNR & European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy LENS, Via nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino Italy

Abstract: In the last years, it was demonstrated that neutral molecules can be loaded on a microchip directly from a supersonic beam. The molecules are confined in microscopic traps that can be moved smoothly over the surface of the chip. Once the molecules are trapped, they can be decelerated to a standstill, for instance, or pumped into selected quantum states by laser light or microwaves. Molecules are detected on the chip by time-resolved spatial imaging, which allows for the study of the distribution in the phase space of the molecular ensemble


Volume: 2      Pages from: 14-1  to: 14-10

KeyWords: cole molecules; microchip;

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