Observation of long-lived van der Waals molecules in an optical lattice

Shinya Kato*, Rekishu Yamazaki, Kosuke Shibata, Ryuta Yamamoto, Hirotaka Yamada, Yoshiro Takahashi

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We observe long-lived tightly bound van der Waals molecules of ytterbium in a three-dimensional optical lattice with a lifetime of 8.0 s. The molecules, state-selectively produced by a photoassociation technique from a Bose-Einstein condensate or an atomic Mott insulator, are successfully detected with a photodissociation method where the molecules are photodissociated into two atoms and the atoms are captured by a magneto-optical trap or optical molasses, for the fluorescence detection. This work will open up various possibilities of research with van der Waals molecules in an optical lattice.

本文言語English
論文番号043411
ジャーナルPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
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DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2012 10 8
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  • 原子分子物理学および光学

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