Research Projects

ASSEMBLY OF ULTRACOLD MOLECULES

This project aims at the creation of a quantum degenerate gas of dipolar NaK molecules and the experimental investigation of novel phenomena both looking at the physics of strongly correlated systems and the study of chemical processes in the ultracold realm.

DIRECT LASER COOLING OF MOLECULES

Our experiment aims for the production of an ultracold gas of diatomic molecules by means of buffer gas cooling and direct laser cooling.

MOLECULAR SPECTROSCOPY

We create diatomics from group IA and IIA elements and analyze their structure. We use spectra of absorption and thermal emission as well as laser-induced fluorescences to derive potential energy curves of the molecule under study applicable for modeling ultra cold collisions.