An optical tweezer array of ultracold molecules

Loïc Anderegg, Lawrence W. Cheuk, Yicheng Bao, Sean Burchesky, Wolfgang Ketterle, Kang Kuen Ni, John M. Doyle

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Ultracold molecules have important applications that range from quantum simulation and computation to precision measurements probing physics beyond the Standard Model. Optical tweezer arrays of laser-cooled molecules, which allow control of individual particles, offer a platform for realizing this full potential. In this work, we report on creating an optical tweezer array of laser-cooled calcium monofluoride molecules. This platform has also allowed us to observe ground-state collisions of laser-cooled molecules both in the presence and absence of near-resonant light.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1156-1158
Number of pages3
Issue number6458
StatePublished - Sep 13 2019
Externally publishedYes

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