Coherent molecular optics using ultracold sodium dimers.

  title={Coherent molecular optics using ultracold sodium dimers.},
  author={J. R. Abo-Shaeer and D E Miller and J. K. Chin and Kewei Xu and Takashi Mukaiyama and Wolfgang Ketterle},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={94 4},
Coherent molecular optics is performed using two-photon Bragg scattering. Molecules were produced by sweeping an atomic Bose-Einstein condensate through a Feshbach resonance. The spectral width of the molecular Bragg resonance corresponded to an instantaneous temperature of 20 nK, indicating that atomic coherence was transferred directly to the molecules. An autocorrelating interference technique was used to observe the quadratic spatial dependence of the phase of an expanding molecular cloud… CONTINUE READING

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