Deceleration and trapping of ammonia molecules in a traveling-wave decelerator

P. Jansen, M. Quintero Perez, T.E. Wall, J.E. van den berg, H.L. Bethlem, S. Hoekstra

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We have recently demonstrated static trapping of ammonia isotopologues in a decelerator that consists of a series of ring-shaped electrodes to which oscillating high voltages are applied. In this paper we provide further details about this traveling-wave decelerator and present new experimental data that illustrate the control over molecules that it offers. We analyze the performance of our setup under different deceleration conditions and demonstrate phase-space manipulation of the trapped molecular sample. © 2013 American Physical Society.
Original languageEnglish
Article number043424
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review A. Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Publication statusPublished - 2013


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