Type of Thesis
Jose P. D'Incao
John P. Cumalat
Markus J. Pflaum
This work presents a computational comparison of two magnetic field manipulation schemes for creating heteronuclear 87Rb41K Feshbach molecules. We focus on analysis of the parameters relevant to the NASA Cold Atom Laboratory experiments performing atom interferometry, which will require maximizing production of molecules at low densities, and extremely low temperatures (<1 nK). It is found that a scheme involving a magnetic field quench potentially offers substantial benefits over a direct linear magnetic field sweep across a Feshbach resonance.
Waiblinger, Kirk, "Optimizing Association of Heteronuclear Feshbach Molecules in Microgravity with a Magnetic Field Quench" (2019). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 1888.