+ Site Statistics
+ Search Articles
+ PDF Full Text Service
How our service works
Request PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on Facebook
Follow on Twitter
Follow on LinkedIn
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
Most Shared
PDF Full Text
+ Translate
+ Recently Requested

Photoassociation of long-range nD Rydberg molecules



Photoassociation of long-range nD Rydberg molecules



Physical Review Letters 112(16): 163201



We observe long-range homonuclear diatomic nD Rydberg molecules photoassociated out of an ultracold gas of Rb87 atoms for 34≤n≤40. The measured ground-state binding energies of Rb87(nD+5S1/2) molecular states are larger than those of their Rb87(nS+5S1/2) counterparts, which shows the dependence of the molecular bond on the angular momentum of the Rydberg atom. We exhibit the transition of Rb87(nD+5S1/2) molecules from a molecular-binding-dominant regime at low n to a fine-structure-dominant regime at high n [akin to Hund's cases (a) and (c), respectively]. In the analysis, the fine structure of the nD Rydberg atom and the hyperfine structure of the 5S1/2 atom are included.

Please choose payment method:






(PDF emailed within 0-6 h: $19.90)

Accession: 054980578

Download citation: RISBibTeXText

PMID: 24815648

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.112.163201


Related references

Photoassociation of Trilobite Rydberg Molecules via Resonant Spin-Orbit Coupling. Physical Review Letters 118(22): 223001, 2017

Separation of long-range and short-range interactions in Rydberg states of diatomic molecules. Journal of Chemical Physics 128(19): 194301, 2008

Investigation on ultracold RbCs molecules in (2)0(+) long-range state below the Rb(5S1/2) + Cs(6P1/2) asymptote by high resolution photoassociation spectroscopy. Journal of Chemical Physics 143(4): 044311, 2015

Creation of polar and nonpolar ultra-long-range rydberg molecules. Physical Review Letters 85(12): 2458-2461, 2000

Ultracold Long-Range Rydberg Molecules with Complex Multichannel Spectra. Physical Review Letters 115(19): 193201, 2015

Experimental characterization of singlet scattering channels in long-range Rydberg molecules. Physical Review Letters 114(13): 133201, 2015

Formation of ultracold metastable RbCs molecules by short-range photoassociation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13(42): 18905-9, 2011

Photoionization spectrum of 85RbCs molecules produced by short range photoassociation. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 166: 36-41, 2015

Production of RbCs Molecules in the Rovibronic Ground State via Short-Range Photoassociation to the 2 1 Π 1 , 2 3 Π 1 , and 3 3 Σ1+ States. Chemphyschem 17(22): 3677-3682, 2016

Microwave spectroscopy measurement of ultracold ground state molecules produced via short-range photoassociation. Optics Express 26(3): 2341-2348, 2018

A dynamical process of optically trapped singlet ground state 85 Rb 133 Cs molecules produced via short-range photoassociation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 20(7): 4893-4900, 2018

Long-Range Predissociation in Two-Color Photoassociation of Ultracold Na Atoms. Physical Review Letters 77(8): 1460-1463, 1996

Theory of Long-Range Ultracold Atom-Molecule Photoassociation. Physical Review Letters 115(7): 073201, 2015

Study of Rb2 long-range states by high-resolution photoassociation spectroscopy. Physical Review Letters 73(5): 632-635, 1994

Macrodimers: ultralong range Rydberg molecules. Physical Review Letters 88(13): 133004, 2002