Cold rubidium molecules formed in a magneto-optical trap

@article{Gabbanini2000ColdRM,
  title={Cold rubidium molecules formed in a magneto-optical trap},
  author={Gabbanini and Fioretti and Lucchesini and Gozzini and Mazzoni},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2000},
  volume={84 13},
  pages={
          2814-7
        }
}
We report the first observation of translationally cold ( approximately 90 &mgr;K) Rb2 molecules. They are produced in a magneto-optical trap in their triplet ground state. The detection is performed by selective mass spectroscopy after two-photon ionization into Rb+2, resonantly enhanced through the intermediate a (3)Sigma(+)(u)-->2 (3)Pi(g) molecular band. The two rubidium isotopes present very different types of behavior that are interpreted in terms of their respective collisional… CONTINUE READING

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