Formation of deeply bound ultracold Sr 2 molecules by photoassociation near the 1 S + 3 P 1 intercombination line

  title={Formation of deeply bound ultracold Sr 2 molecules by photoassociation near the 1 S + 3 P 1 intercombination line},
  author={Wojciech Skomorowski and Robert Moszynski and Christiane P. Koch},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We predict feasibility of the photoassociative formation of Sr${}_{2}$ molecules in arbitrary vibrational levels of the electronic ground state based on state-of-the-art ab initio calculations. Key is the strong spin-orbit interaction between the $c\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}$${}^{3}\phantom{\rule{-0.16em}{0ex}}{\ensuremath{\Pi}}_{u}$, $A\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}$${}^{1}\phantom{\rule{-0.16em}{0ex}}{\ensuremath{\Sigma}}_{u}^{+}$, and $B\phantom{\rule{0.16em}{0ex}}$${}^{1}\phantom{\rule{-0… 
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