Suppression of nonadiabatic losses of molecules from chip-based microtraps

  title={Suppression of nonadiabatic losses of molecules from chip-based microtraps},
  author={Samuel A. Meek and Gabriele Santambrogio and Boris G. Sartakov and Horst Dr Conrad and Gerard Meijer},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Polar molecules in selected quantum states can be guided, decelerated, and trapped using electric fields created by microstructured electrodes on a chip. Here we explore how nonadiabatic transitions between levels in which the molecules are trapped and levels in which the molecules are not trapped can be suppressed. We use {sup 12}CO and {sup 13}CO (a {sup 3{Pi}}{sub 1},v=0) molecules, prepared in the upper {Lambda}-doublet component of the J=1 rotational level, and study the trap loss as a… 

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