Shaping interactions between polar molecules with far-off-resonant light Journal Article


Author(s): Lemeshko, Mikhail P
Article Title: Shaping interactions between polar molecules with far-off-resonant light
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Abstract: We show that dressing polar molecules with a far-off-resonant optical field leads to new types of intermolecular potentials, which undergo a crossover from the inverse power to oscillating behavior depending on the intermolecular distance, and whose parameters can be tuned by varying the laser intensity and wavelength. We present analytic expressions for the potential energy surfaces, thereby providing direct access to the parameters of an optical field required to design intermolecular interactions experimentally.
Keywords: Polar molecules; Analytic expressions; Laser intensities; Direct access; Intermolecular distance; Intermolecular interactions; Intermolecular potentials; Optical field; Oscillating behavior
Journal Title: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume: 83
Issue 5
ISSN: 1094-1622
Publisher: American Physical Society  
Date Published: 2011-05-27
Start Page: Article number: 051402
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DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.83.051402
Open access: yes (repository)