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Zeeman slower paper published

Zeeman slower paper published

Simulated longitudinal velocity distribution for a molecular beam of SrF. Details in Petzold et al 2018 New J. Phys.

An efficient radiative slowing scheme for molecules.

Slowing of a molecular beam is a formidable challenge and one of the major limiting factors in current experiments aiming for the production of ultracold molecular quantum gases through direct laser cooling. We developped a new radiative slowing scheme which could tackle this problem. In our publication we show how a Zeeman slower can be implemented when no closed magnetically tunable 2-level cycling transition is available, for the case of laser coolable molecules.

The type ll Zeeman slower scheme has been published in New Journal of Physics: Petzold et al 2018 New J. Phys.