Atomic and molecular interactions with photons

Atomic and molecular interactions with photons is the study of the way in which the basic elements of matter interact with packets of electromagnetic energy. This interaction is determined largely by the electronic structure of atoms and molecules; photon absorption or emission is associated with an electron moving from one energy level to another.

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    Symmetry breaking is an important process in fundamental understanding of matter and dark matter. Here the authors discuss an experimental bound on an exotic parity odd spin- and velocity-dependent interaction between electron and nucleon by using a sensitive spin-exchange relaxation-free atomic magnetometer.

    • Young Jin Kim
    • , Ping-Han Chu
    • , Igor Savukov
    •  & Shaun Newman
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    Understanding strong X-ray induced phenomena is important for applications of X-ray free-electron laser imaging. Here, the authors show time-resolved measurements of X-ray free-electron laser induced electronic decay of CH2I2 molecule probed with NIR pulses and identify mechanisms behind different transient states lifetimes.

    • Hironobu Fukuzawa
    • , Tsukasa Takanashi
    • , Edwin Kukk
    • , Koji Motomura
    • , Shin-ichi Wada
    • , Kiyonobu Nagaya
    • , Yuta Ito
    • , Toshiyuki Nishiyama
    • , Christophe Nicolas
    • , Yoshiaki Kumagai
    • , Denys Iablonskyi
    • , Subhendu Mondal
    • , Tetsuya Tachibana
    • , Daehyun You
    • , Syuhei Yamada
    • , Yuta Sakakibara
    • , Kazuki Asa
    • , Yuhiro Sato
    • , Tsukasa Sakai
    • , Kenji Matsunami
    • , Takayuki Umemoto
    • , Kango Kariyazono
    • , Shinji Kajimoto
    • , Hikaru Sotome
    • , Per Johnsson
    • , Markus S. Schöffler
    • , Gregor Kastirke
    • , Kuno Kooser
    • , Xiao-Jing Liu
    • , Theodor Asavei
    • , Liviu Neagu
    • , Serguei Molodtsov
    • , Kohei Ochiai
    • , Manabu Kanno
    • , Kaoru Yamazaki
    • , Shigeki Owada
    • , Kanade Ogawa
    • , Tetsuo Katayama
    • , Tadashi Togashi
    • , Kensuke Tono
    • , Makina Yabashi
    • , Aryya Ghosh
    • , Kirill Gokhberg
    • , Lorenz S. Cederbaum
    • , Alexander I. Kuleff
    • , Hiroshi Fukumura
    • , Naoki Kishimoto
    • , Artem Rudenko
    • , Catalin Miron
    • , Hirohiko Kono
    •  & Kiyoshi Ueda
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    An array of superconducting qubits in an open one-dimensional waveguide is precisely controlled to create an artificial quantum cavity–atom system that reaches the strong-coupling regime without substantial decoherence.

    • Mohammad Mirhosseini
    • , Eunjong Kim
    • , Xueyue Zhang
    • , Alp Sipahigil
    • , Paul B. Dieterle
    • , Andrew J. Keller
    • , Ana Asenjo-Garcia
    • , Darrick E. Chang
    •  & Oskar Painter
    Nature, 1-6
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    There is growing interest in hybrid atom-nanophotonic systems for quantum optics and quantum many-body simulations. Here, the authors demonstrate trapping, fluorescence imaging and optical conveyor belt transport of cold atoms on a planar nanophotonic surface using configurable optical tweezers.

    • May E. Kim
    • , Tzu-Han Chang
    • , Brian M. Fields
    • , Cheng-An Chen
    •  & Chen-Lung Hung

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