Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

Oct. 21, 2021 at 2 p.m. only via Zoom

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

Ultracold molecular clocks
Prof. Tanya Zelevinsky (Columbia University)

Techniques for controlling quantum states of atoms have led to extremely precise metrology and studies of degenerate gases.  Extending such techniques to various types of molecules further enriches the understanding of fundamental physics, basic chemical processes, and many-body science.  Samples of diatomic molecules can be created by binding laser-cooled atoms, or by direct molecular laser cooling.  We explore both approaches and demonstrate high-precision metrology with an optical-lattice based molecular clock, as well as photo-chemistry in the highly nonclassical domain.