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  • Vol. 3, Iss. 11 — Nov. 10, 2005
  • pp: 625–628

Electrostatic surface guiding of cold polar molecules with double charged wires

Yong Xia, Lianzhong Deng, Jinming Liu, and Jianping Yin  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 3, Issue 11, pp. 625-628 (2005)


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Abstract

We propose a novel scheme to guide cold polar molecules on the surface of an insulating substrate (i.e., a chip) using a static electric field generated by the combination of a pair of parallel charged wires and a grounded metal plate. We calculate the spatial distributions of the electric fields from the above charged-wire layout and their Stark potentials for cold CO molecules, and analyze the relationships between the electric field and the parameters of the charged-wire layout. The result shows that this charged-wire scheme can be used to guide cold polar molecules in the weak-field-seeking state and to form various molecule-optical elements, even to realize a single-mode molecular waveguide on a molecule chip under certain conditions.

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OCIS Codes
(020.0020) Atomic and molecular physics : Atomic and molecular physics
(020.6580) Atomic and molecular physics : Stark effect
(020.7010) Atomic and molecular physics : Laser trapping
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides

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Yong Xia, Lianzhong Deng, Jinming Liu, and Jianping Yin, "Electrostatic surface guiding of cold polar molecules with double charged wires," Chin. Opt. Lett. 3, 625-628 (2005)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-3-11-625

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