Trapping molecules on chips
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Faradayweg 4-6, Berlin, 14195, Germany
2 Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-CNR & European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy LENS, Via Nello Carrara 1, Sesto Fiorentino, 50019, Italy
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Accepted: 24 August 2015
Published online: 9 September 2015
In the last years, it was demonstrated that neutral molecules can be loaded on a microchip directly from a supersonic beam. The molecules are confined in microscopic traps that can be moved smoothly over the surface of the chip. Once the molecules are trapped, they can be decelerated to a standstill, for instance, or pumped into selected quantum states by laser light or microwaves. Molecules are detected on the chip by time-resolved spatial imaging, which allows for the study of the distribution in the phase space of the molecular ensemble.
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