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MOTRIMS as a generalized probe of AMO processes

Abstract : Magneto-optical trap recoil ion momentum spectroscopy (MOTRIMS) is one of the newest offshoots of the generalized TRIMS approach to ion–atom collisions. By using lasers instead of the more usual supersonic expansion to cool the target, MOTRIMS has demonstrated two distinct advantages over conventional TRIMS. The first is better resolution, now limited by detectors instead of target temperature. The second is its suitability for use in the study of laser-excited targets. In this presentation we will present a third advantage: The use of MOTRIMS as a general-purpose probe of AMO processes in cold atomic clouds of atoms and molecules. Specifically, the projectile ion beam can be used as a probe of processes as diverse as target dressing by femtosecond optical pulses, photo-association (laser-assisted cold collisions) photo-ionization, and electromagnetically-induced transparency. We will present data for the processes we have investigated, and speculations on what we expect to see for the processes we plan to investigate in the future.
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R. Brédy, H. Nguyen, H. Camp, X. Fléchard, B.D. Depaola. MOTRIMS as a generalized probe of AMO processes. International Conference on the Physics of Highly Charged Ions 7 HCI-2002, Sep 2002, Caen, France. pp.191-195, ⟨10.1016/S0168-583X(03)00538-X⟩. ⟨in2p3-00127376⟩



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