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Microwave Stark decelerator for polar molecules

TitleMicrowave Stark decelerator for polar molecules
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsEnomoto, K, Momose, T
JournalPHYSICAL REVIEW A
Volume72
Pagination061403
Date PublishedDEC
ISSN1050-2947
Abstract

We propose a method to decelerate polar molecules from a beam using a microwave field. A moving standing wave of a microwave electric field causes an ac Stark shift to polar molecules and decelerates them. The method is applicable to polar molecules in rotational ground states and can be used to directly load a microwave trap. Numerical simulations are presented indicating large phase-space acceptance volume.

DOI10.1103/PhysRevA.72.061403