Controlling the motion of cold molecules with deep periodic optical potentials

@article{Fulton2006ControllingTM,
  title={Controlling the motion of cold molecules with deep periodic optical potentials},
  author={Ray Fulton and Alexis I. Bishop and Mikhail N. Shneider and Peter Barker},
  journal={Nature Physics},
  year={2006},
  volume={2},
  pages={465-468}
}
The application of optical forces has allowed unprecedented control over the motion of atoms leading to laser cooling and trapping1 and Bose–Einstein condensation2. More recently, the manipulation of cold neutral polar molecules using electrostatic fields has been used to create slow cold molecules in the laboratory frame3. Here, we report on the controlled manipulation of molecules using deep periodic optical lattice potentials (22 K) created by intense optical fields (1011 W cm−2). By using… 

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