Polarizing beam splitter for dipolar molecules

O. Dutta, M. Jääskeläinen, P. Meystre

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We propose a coherent beam splitter for polarized heteronuclear molecules based on a stimulated Raman adiabatic passage scheme that uses a tripod linkage of electrotranslational molecular states. We show that for strongly polarized molecules the rotational dynamics imposes significantly larger Rabi frequencies than would otherwise be expected, but within this limitation, a full transfer of the molecules to two counterpropagating ground-state wave packets is possible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051601
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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