Ultracold Molecule Production Via a Resonant Oscillating Magnetic Field Public Deposited

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  • A novel atom-molecule conversion technique has been investigated. Ultracold ⁸⁵Rb atoms sitting in a dc magnetic field near the 155 G Feshbach resonance are associated by applying a small sinusoidal oscillation to the magnetic field. There is resonant atom to molecule conversion when the modulation frequency closely matches the molecular binding energy. We observe that the atom to molecule conversion efficiency depends strongly on the frequency, amplitude, and duration of the applied modulation and on the phase space density of the sample. This technique offers high conversion efficiencies without the necessity of crossing or closely approaching the Feshbach resonance and allows precise spectroscopic measurements. Efficiencies of 55% have been observed for pure Bose-Einstein condensates.
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  • 2005-11-02
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  • 19
Journal Volume
  • 95
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  • 190404-1-190404-4
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  • 2019-12-05
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  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.95.190404
  • 0031-9007