Spectroscopy of buffer-gas cooled vanadium monoxide in a magnetic trapping field

Jonathan D. Weinstein*, Robert Decarvalho, Karine Amar, Andreea Boca, Brian C. Odom, Bretislav Friedrich, John M. Doyle

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Abstract

Spectroscopy of buffer-gas cooled vanadium monoxide (VO) is performed in the presence of a magnetic trapping field and at low field. VO is created via laser ablation. A helium buffer gas, chilled by a dilution refrigerator, cools 1012 VO molecules to 1.8±0.2 K within 10 ms. The measured rotational temperature is 1.5±0.8 K. Spatially resolved Zeeman spectra allow the magnetic broadening terms of several optical transitions to be determined. The density of VO decays with a characteristic time of 60 ms, thus precluding the observation of trapping.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2656-2661
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Chemical Physics
Volume109
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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