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    Control of Ultracold Collisions with Frequency-Chirped Light


    Wright, M.J. and Gensemer, S.D. and Vala, Jiri and Kosloff, R. and Gould, P.L. (2005) Control of Ultracold Collisions with Frequency-Chirped Light. Physical Review Letters, 95 (063001). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1079-7114

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    Abstract

    We report on ultracold atomic collision experiments utilizing frequency-chirped laser light. A rapid chirp below the atomic resonance results in adiabatic excitation to an attractive molecular potential over a wide range of internuclear separation. This leads to a transient inelastic collision rate which is large compared to that obtained with fixed-frequency excitation. The combination of high efficiency and temporal control demonstrates the benefit of applying the techniques of coherent control to the ultracold domain.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This article is available at DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.063001
    Keywords: Control; Ultracold Collisions; Frequency-Chirped Light;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Mathematical Physics
    Item ID: 4493
    Depositing User: Dr. Jiri Vala
    Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2013 15:42
    Journal or Publication Title: Physical Review Letters
    Publisher: American Physical Society
    Refereed: Yes
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