Stuttgart 2012 – wissenschaftliches Programm

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Q: Fachverband Quantenoptik und Photonik

Q 53: Cold Molecules II

Q 53.7: Vortrag

Donnerstag, 15. März 2012, 15:45–16:00, V38.03

A Stern-Gerlach Slower — •Ulrich Krohn, Arin Mizouri, Katherine Horne, James Almond, and David Carty — Durham University, Physics Department, Durham DH1 3LE

We study a modified design of a magnetic conveyor decelerator [1] that should enable us to slow down a very large number of molecules of various species. The project aims to create polar molecules with sufficient density and low enough temperature that they can form interacting quantum arrays. As an instrument this be used as a quantum simulator - an ideal, tuneable and highly versatile tool for modelling strongly-interacting quantum systems and understanding the remarkable quantum phenomena they exhibit.

The presented Stern-Gerlach slower will be the first step to slow molecules from their initial velocities to almost standstill in order to load it into a magnetic trap and sympathetically cool them to even lower temperatures using a cloud of ultracold atoms.

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