Bulletin of the American Physical Society
47th Annual Meeting of the APS Division of Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume 61, Number 8
Monday–Friday, May 23–27, 2016; Providence, Rhode Island
Session D1: Poster Session I (4:00pm-6:00pm)
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Room: Exhibit Hall C
Abstract ID: BAPS.2016.DAMOP.D1.176
Abstract: D1.00176 : Towards quantum control of molecular ions*
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Many atoms and molecules possess interesting spectroscopic transitions, but lack dissipative transitions useful for control and detection of internal states. In particular, molecules are candidates for quantum memories, low-temperature chemistry studies, tests of fundamental symmetries, and searches for time-variation of fundamental constants, but most lack a convenient cycling transition. By co-trapping a molecular ion with an atomic ion, the atom can provide all dissipation and detection. We present a system capable of such quantum control and report progress towards its use. We also present candidate molecules with analysis of potentially interesting transitions and systematic effects.
*This work is supported by the NSF and Amherst College.
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