Calculations for photoassociation of ultracold atoms, with chirped laser pulses in the ps range, demonstrate efficient population inversion within a photoassociation window. Stabilization of the molecules into bound levels of the ground state is discussed.
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(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
C. P. Koch, E. Luc-Koenig, and F. Masnou-Seeuws, "Formation of Stable Ultracold Molecules by Photoassociation with Chirped Laser Pulses," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper QMG3.
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