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ID: 60112.0, Fritz-Haber-Institut / Molecular Physics
Optical pumping of metastable NH radicals into the paramagnetic ground state
Authors:Meerakker, Sebastiaan Y.T. van de; Sartakov, Boris G.; Mosk, Allard P.; Jongma, Rienk T.; Meijer, Gerard
Language:English
Date of Publication (YYYY-MM-DD):2003-09-15
Title of Journal:Physical Review A
Journal Abbrev.:Phys. Rev. A
Volume:68
Issue / Number:3
Start Page:032508-1
End Page:032508-7
Copyright:2003 The American Physical Society
Review Status:Peer-review
Audience:Experts Only
Abstract / Description:We here report on the optical pumping of both 14NH and 15NH radicals from the metastable a 1 state into the X 3– ground state in a molecular beam experiment. By inducing the hitherto unobserved spin-forbidden A 3a 1 transition, followed by spontaneous emission to the X 3– state, a unidirectional pathway for population transfer from the metastable state into the electronic ground state is obtained. The optical pumping scheme demonstrated here opens up the possibility to accumulate NH radicals in a magnetic or optical trap.
Free Keywords:FOURIER-TRANSFORM SPECTROSCOPY; MOLECULES; TRANSITION; PREDISSOCIATION; ENERGY; ND
External Publication Status:published
Document Type:Article
Communicated by:Gerard Meijer
Affiliations:Fritz-Haber-Institut/Molecular Physics
External Affiliations:FOM–Institute for Plasmaphysics Rijnhuizen, Nieuwegein, The Netherlands; General Physics Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia; Department of Molecular and Laser Physics, University of Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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