Electric trapping of molecules in a microstructured trap

Martin Zeppenfeld (Speaker), Barbara G.U. Englert (Contributor), Manuel Mielenz (Contributor), Christian Sommer (Contributor), Josef Bayerl (Contributor), Michael Motsch (Contributor), Pinkse, P. (Contributor), Gerhard Rempe (Contributor)

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation


    Optoelectrical cooling [1] is possibly the most promising method to produce sub-mK samples of a wide range of polar molecules. Here, we present the experimental realization of a key element of this scheme, a suitable electric trap for molecules. Such a trap must not only provide long lifetimes, but must also provide regions of variable homogeneous electric field to allow the required addressing of transitions between individual rotational M sublevels. In addition to cooling, such a trap might be used for precision Stark spectroscopy of trapped molecules as well as for investigation of cold collisions.
    Period11 Mar 2010
    Event titleDPG Frühjahrstagung 2010 Hannover: (DPG Spring Meeting)
    Event typeConference
    LocationHannover, Germany
    Degree of RecognitionInternational