Demonstration of fundamentally distinct type of lattice clock is one of the main topics of the research conducted by the international team of scientists. Two of them are the UW Faculty of Chemistry employees. The description of the scientists’ work is presented in the article entitled “Molecular lattice clock with vibrational coherence” that was published in “Nature Physics”.
As we can read in the introduction to the article, atomic lattice clocks have spurred numerous ideas for tests of fundamental physics, detection of general relativistic effects, and studies of interacting many-body systems. The scientists claim that molecular structure and dynamics offer rich energy scales that are at the heart of new protocols in precision measurement and quantum information science.
International scientific team have demonstrated a fundamentally distinct type of lattice clock that is based on vibrations in diatomic molecules, and presented coherent Rabi oscillations between weakly and deeply bound molecules that persist for 10’s of milliseconds.
The description of their research is presented in the article entitled “Molecular lattice clock with vibrational coherence” which was published in “Nature Physics” journal. Two of its authors are the employees of the UW Faculty of Chemistry: Prof. Robert Moszyński and Iwona Majewska.
S. S. Kondov (Columbia University), C.-H. Lee (Columbia University), K. H. Leung (Columbia University), C. Liedl (Columbia University, Humboldt University of Berlin), I. Majewska (University of Warsaw), R. Moszynski (University of Warsaw), T. Zelevinsky (Columbia University), “Molecular lattice clock with long vibrational coherence”, “Nature Physics”, DOI: 10.1038/s41567-019-0632-3