Photoassociation spectroscopy of laser-cooled ytterbium atoms.

@article{Takasu2004PhotoassociationSO,
  title={Photoassociation spectroscopy of laser-cooled ytterbium atoms.},
  author={Yosuke Takasu and Kaduki Komori and Kazuhito Honda and Mitsutaka Kumakura and Tsutomu Yabuzaki and Yoshiro Takahashi},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={2004},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={123202}
}
We report the photoassociation spectroscopy of laser-cooled ytterbium atoms in an optical trap. We observed more than 90 photoassociation resonances of vibrational levels in the (1)Sigma(+)(u) state, including 80 consecutive series, up to 490 GHz detuning with respect to the atomic resonance. From the resonance frequencies we derived the atomic radiative… CONTINUE READING