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Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states

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Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states. / Butscher, Bjoern; Bendkowsky, Vera; Nipper, Johannes; Balewski, Jonathan B.; Kukota, Ludmila; Loew, Robert; Pfau, Tilman; Li, Weibin; Pohl, Thomas; Rost, Jan-Michael.

In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 44, No. 18, 184004, 28.09.2011.

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Harvard

Butscher, B, Bendkowsky, V, Nipper, J, Balewski, JB, Kukota, L, Loew, R, Pfau, T, Li, W, Pohl, T & Rost, J-M 2011, 'Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states', Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, vol. 44, no. 18, 184004. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/44/18/184004

APA

Butscher, B., Bendkowsky, V., Nipper, J., Balewski, J. B., Kukota, L., Loew, R., Pfau, T., Li, W., Pohl, T., & Rost, J-M. (2011). Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 44(18), [184004]. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/44/18/184004

CBE

Butscher B, Bendkowsky V, Nipper J, Balewski JB, Kukota L, Loew R, Pfau T, Li W, Pohl T, Rost J-M. 2011. Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 44(18):Article 184004. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/44/18/184004

MLA

Butscher, Bjoern et al. "Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states". Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2011. 44(18). https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/44/18/184004

Vancouver

Butscher B, Bendkowsky V, Nipper J, Balewski JB, Kukota L, Loew R et al. Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2011 Sep 28;44(18). 184004. https://doi.org/10.1088/0953-4075/44/18/184004

Author

Butscher, Bjoern ; Bendkowsky, Vera ; Nipper, Johannes ; Balewski, Jonathan B. ; Kukota, Ludmila ; Loew, Robert ; Pfau, Tilman ; Li, Weibin ; Pohl, Thomas ; Rost, Jan-Michael. / Lifetimes of ultralong-range Rydberg molecules in vibrational ground and excited states. In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2011 ; Vol. 44, No. 18.

Bibtex

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abstract = "Since their first experimental observation, ultralong-range Rydberg molecules consisting of a highly excited Rydberg atom and a ground state atom [1, 2] have attracted the interest in the field of ultracold chemistry [3, 4]. Especially the intriguing properties such as size, polarizability and type of binding they inherit from the Rydberg atom are of interest. An open question in the field is the reduced lifetime of the molecules compared to the corresponding atomic Rydberg states [2]. In this paper we present an experimental study on the lifetimes of the (3)Sigma (5s - 35s) molecule in its vibrational ground state and in an excited state. We show that the lifetimes depend on the density of ground state atoms and that this can be described in the frame of a classical scattering between the molecules and ground state atoms. We also find that the excited molecular state has an even more reduced lifetime compared to the ground state which can be attributed to an inward penetration of the bound atomic pair due to imperfect quantum reflection that takes place in the special shape of the molecular potential [5].",
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AU - Balewski, Jonathan B.

AU - Kukota, Ludmila

AU - Loew, Robert

AU - Pfau, Tilman

AU - Li, Weibin

AU - Pohl, Thomas

AU - Rost, Jan-Michael

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AB - Since their first experimental observation, ultralong-range Rydberg molecules consisting of a highly excited Rydberg atom and a ground state atom [1, 2] have attracted the interest in the field of ultracold chemistry [3, 4]. Especially the intriguing properties such as size, polarizability and type of binding they inherit from the Rydberg atom are of interest. An open question in the field is the reduced lifetime of the molecules compared to the corresponding atomic Rydberg states [2]. In this paper we present an experimental study on the lifetimes of the (3)Sigma (5s - 35s) molecule in its vibrational ground state and in an excited state. We show that the lifetimes depend on the density of ground state atoms and that this can be described in the frame of a classical scattering between the molecules and ground state atoms. We also find that the excited molecular state has an even more reduced lifetime compared to the ground state which can be attributed to an inward penetration of the bound atomic pair due to imperfect quantum reflection that takes place in the special shape of the molecular potential [5].

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