The Laser Cooling and Magneto-Optical Trapping of the YO Molecule

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Abstract
<p>Laser cooling and magneto-optical trapping of neutral atoms has revolutionized the\&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.6em;">field of atomic physics by providing an elegant and efficient method to produce cold dense\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">samples of ultracold atoms. Molecules, with their strong anisotropic dipolar interaction\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">promises to unlock even richer phenomenon. However, due to their additional vibrational\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">and rotational degrees of freedom, laser cooling techniques have only been extended to a\&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.6em;">small set of diatomic molecules.</span></p>
Year of Publication
2015
Degree
Ph.D.
Number of Pages
175
Date Published
06-2015
University
University of Colorado Boulder
City
Boulder, CO
Advisors - JILA Fellows
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