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Laser spectroscopy of cold molecules

Year: 2016

Authors: Borri S., Santambrogio G.

Autors Affiliation: Istituto Nazionale di Ottica-CNR & European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy, LENS, Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica, INRIM, Torino, Italy

Abstract: This paper reviews the recent results in high-resolution spectroscopy on cold molecules. Laser spectroscopy of cold molecules addresses issues of symmetry violation, like in the search for the electric dipole moment of the electron and the studies on energy differences in enantiomers of chiral species; tries to improve the precision to which fundamental physical constants are known and tests for their possible variation in time and space; tests quantum electrodynamics, and searches for a fifth force. Further, we briefly review the recent technological progresses in the fields of cold molecules and mid-infrared lasers, which are the tools that mainly set the limits for the resolution that is currently attainable in the measurements. © 2016,

Journal/Review: ADVANCES IN PHYSICS-X

Volume: 1 (3)      Pages from: 368  to: 386

More Information: This work was supported by INFN; under the SUPREMO project, by LASERLAB-EUROPE [grant agreement 284464], Extreme Light Infrastructure (ELI) European project.
KeyWords: 06.20.-f Metrology; 06.30.Ft Time and frequency measurements; 33.20.-t Molecular spectra; 42.55.-f Lasers; cold and ultracold molecules; high-resolution spectroscopy; infrared light sources; Molecular spectroscopy
DOI: 10.1080/23746149.2016.1203732

Citations: 10
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