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Marcel Mudrich

Phase-modulated electronic wave packet interferometry reveals high resolution spectra of free Rb atoms and Rb∗He molecules

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  • Lukas Bruder, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
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  • Marcel Mudrich
  • Frank Stienkemeier, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

Phase-modulated wave packet interferometry is combined with mass-resolved photoion detection to investigate rubidium atoms attached to helium nanodroplets in a molecular beam experiment. The spectra of atomic Rb electronic states show a vastly enhanced sensitivity and spectral resolution when compared to conventional pump-probe wave packet interferometry. Furthermore, the formation of Rb∗He exciplex molecules is probed and for the first time a fully resolved vibrational spectrum for transitions between the lowest excited 5Π3/2 and the high-lying electronic states 22Π, 42Δ, 62Σ is obtained and compared to theory. The feasibility of applying coherent multidimensional spectroscopy to dilute cold gas phase samples is demonstrated in these experiments.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftPhysical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Vol/bind17
Nummer37
Sider (fra-til)23877-23885
Antal sider9
ISSN1463-9076
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StatusUdgivet - 12 aug. 2015
Eksternt udgivetJa

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