dc.creator Dutta, Sourav en_US dc.creator Altaf, Adeel en_US dc.creator Lorenz, John en_US dc.creator Elliott, D. S. en_US dc.creator Chen, Yong P. en_US dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-12T17:26:40Z dc.date.available 2011-07-12T17:26:40Z dc.date.issued 2011 en_US dc.identifier 2011-RD-04 en_US dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1811/49305 dc.description This work is supported by the NSF grant number CCF0829918. en_US dc.description Author Institution: Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 en_US dc.description.abstract We present a spectroscopic study of the $X^1\Sigma^+$ and $B^{1}\Pi$ states of LiRb. LiRb molecules were formed in a heat-pipe oven and spectroscopic measurements of the laser induced fluorescence (LIF) were performed. LIF to the first 45 vibrational levels of the $X^1\Sigma^+$ state (covering more than 98\% of the potential well depth) was observed. We also studied the excitation to the $B^{1}\Pi$ state with high resolution excitation spectroscopy. The values of vibrational, rotational and other spectroscopic constants for both $X^1\Sigma^+$ and $B^{1}\Pi$ states will be presented in addition to their dissociation energies. Measurements aimed to probe perturbations in the $B^{1}\Pi$ state due to other nearby states will be discussed. The use of such spectroscopic information in finding efficient photoassociation pathways for the production of ultracold LiRb molecules will also be discussed. en_US dc.language.iso en en_US dc.publisher Ohio State University en_US dc.title THE $X^1\Sigma^+$ AND $B^{1}\Pi$ STATES OF LiRb AND PROSPECTS FOR CREATING ULTRACOLD GROUND STATE LiRb MOLECULES en_US dc.type Article en_US dc.type Image en_US dc.type Presentation en_US
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