Long-lived Feshbach molecules in a three-dimensional optical lattice.

@article{Thalhammer2006LonglivedFM,
  title={Long-lived Feshbach molecules in a three-dimensional optical lattice.},
  author={G. Thalhammer and K. Winkler and F. Lang and S. Schmid and R. Grimm and J. Denschlag},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2006},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={
          050402
        }
}
  • G. Thalhammer, K. Winkler, +3 authors J. Denschlag
  • Published 2006
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We have created and trapped a pure sample of Feshbach molecules in a three-dimensional optical lattice. Compared to previous experiments without a lattice, we find dramatic improvements such as long lifetimes of up to 700 ms and a near unit efficiency for converting tightly confined atom pairs into molecules. The lattice shields the trapped molecules from collisions and, thus, overcomes the problem of inelastic decay by vibrational quenching. Furthermore, we have developed an advanced… CONTINUE READING
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