Photoassociation of Sodium in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

C. McKenzie, J. Hecker Denschlag, H. Häffner, A. Browaeys, Luís E.E. de Araujo, F. K. Fatemi, K. M. Jones, J. E. Simsarian, Donghyun Cho, A. Simoni, E. Tiesinga, P. S. Julienne, K. Helmerson, P. D. Lett, S. L. Rolston, W. D. Phillips

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We form ultracold [Formula presented] molecules by single-photon photoassociation of a Bose-Einstein condensate, measuring the photoassociation rate, linewidth, and light shift of the [Formula presented], [Formula presented] vibrational level of the [Formula presented] molecular state. The photoassociation rate constant increases linearly with intensity, even where it is predicted that many-body effects might limit the rate. Our observations are in good agreement with a two-body theory having no free parameters.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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McKenzie, C., Hecker Denschlag, J., Häffner, H., Browaeys, A., de Araujo, L. E. E., Fatemi, F. K., ... Phillips, W. D. (2002). Photoassociation of Sodium in a Bose-Einstein Condensate. Physical Review Letters, 88(12). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.120403

Photoassociation of Sodium in a Bose-Einstein Condensate. / McKenzie, C.; Hecker Denschlag, J.; Häffner, H.; Browaeys, A.; de Araujo, Luís E.E.; Fatemi, F. K.; Jones, K. M.; Simsarian, J. E.; Cho, Donghyun; Simoni, A.; Tiesinga, E.; Julienne, P. S.; Helmerson, K.; Lett, P. D.; Rolston, S. L.; Phillips, W. D.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 88, No. 12, 01.01.2002.

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McKenzie, C, Hecker Denschlag, J, Häffner, H, Browaeys, A, de Araujo, LEE, Fatemi, FK, Jones, KM, Simsarian, JE, Cho, D, Simoni, A, Tiesinga, E, Julienne, PS, Helmerson, K, Lett, PD, Rolston, SL & Phillips, WD 2002, 'Photoassociation of Sodium in a Bose-Einstein Condensate', Physical Review Letters, vol. 88, no. 12. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.120403
McKenzie C, Hecker Denschlag J, Häffner H, Browaeys A, de Araujo LEE, Fatemi FK et al. Photoassociation of Sodium in a Bose-Einstein Condensate. Physical Review Letters. 2002 Jan 1;88(12). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.88.120403
McKenzie, C. ; Hecker Denschlag, J. ; Häffner, H. ; Browaeys, A. ; de Araujo, Luís E.E. ; Fatemi, F. K. ; Jones, K. M. ; Simsarian, J. E. ; Cho, Donghyun ; Simoni, A. ; Tiesinga, E. ; Julienne, P. S. ; Helmerson, K. ; Lett, P. D. ; Rolston, S. L. ; Phillips, W. D. / Photoassociation of Sodium in a Bose-Einstein Condensate. In: Physical Review Letters. 2002 ; Vol. 88, No. 12.
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