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CM-AMO Seminar | Purely-Long-Range Krypton Molecules in Singly and Doubly Excited Binding Potentials

Tuesday, March 16, 2010
12:00 AM
335 West Hall

Speaker: Matthew Walhout (Calvin College)

Diatomic potentials for krypton are computed and also probed experimentally. For a probe-laser wavelength near 811 nm, several strong dipole-dipole interactions produce purely-long-range potential wells in the singly excited manifold of (s+p) potentials and in the doubly excited manifold of (p+p) and (s+d) potentials. Evidence of resonant photo-association into bound states of these potential wells is observed in the emission of ions and ultraviolet photons from a magneto-optically trapped krypton cloud.