Cavity sideband cooling of trapped molecules

Markus Kowalewski, Giovanna Morigi, Pepijn W.H. Pinkse, Regina De Vivie-Riedle

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    Abstract

    The efficiency of cavity sideband cooling of trapped molecules is theoretically investigated for the case in which the infrared transition between two rovibrational states is used as a cycling transition. The molecules are assumed to be trapped either by a radiofrequency or optical trapping potential, depending on whether they are charged or neutral, and confined inside a high-finesse optical resonator that enhances radiative emission into the cavity mode. Using realistic experimental parameters and COS as a representative molecular example, we show that in this setup, cooling to the trap ground state is feasible. © 2011 American Physical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number033408
    JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    Volume84
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Sep 2011

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