Date of Award
Honors Thesis (Open Access)
Colby College. Physics and Astronomy Dept.
Duncan A. Tate
This describes a search for novel ultra-long-range molecular resonances between rubidium Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap (MOT). We use the technique of photoassociative spectroscopy by directly scanning the wavelength of our Rydberg excitation laser about a 5p3/2 - 90p3/2 transition in a weak electric field and by scanning mm-waves about a 39sl/2 - 39p3/2 transition. The results of both of these surveys are inconclusive.
Rydberg states, Atomic spectroscopy, Particles (Nuclear physics), Spectrum analysis
Recommended CitationGill, Alexander, "Search for novel molecular species formed by cold Rydberg atoms in a magneto-optical trap" (2008). Honors Theses. Paper 505.
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