|Title||Microwave-laser-field modification of molecular collisions at low temperatures|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2009|
|Authors||Alyabyshev, SV, Tscherbul, TV, Krems, RV|
|Journal||PHYSICAL REVIEW A|
We present a rigorous study of low-temperature collisions of polar molecules and atoms in a microwave laser field. Our calculations show that inelastic relaxation of molecules in a microwave cavity may occur through collision-induced absorption of photons stimulated by the anisotropy of the atom-molecule interaction potential. Our results indicate that molecular collisions at temperatures below 1 K can be efficiently manipulated with microwave laser fields of moderate strength.