|Title||3D Magneto-Optical Trap of Yttrium Monoxide|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2018|
|Authors||Collopy, AL, Ding, S, Wu, Y, Finneran, IA, Anderegg, L, Augenbraun, BL, Doyle, JM, Ye, J|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Keywords||laser cooling, molecule trapping|
We report three-dimensional trapping of an oxide molecule (YO), using a radio-frequency magnetooptical trap (MOT). The total number of molecules trapped is ∼1.5 × 104, with a temperature of 4.1(5) mK. This diversifies the frontier of molecules that are laser coolable and paves the way for the second-stage narrow-line cooling in this molecule to the microkelvin regime. Futhermore, the new challenges of creating a 3D MOT of YO resolved here indicate that MOTs of more complex nonlinear molecules should be feasible as well.