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Polyatomic molecules as quantum sensors for fundamental physics

Hutzler, Nicholas R. (2020) Polyatomic molecules as quantum sensors for fundamental physics. Quantum Science and Technology, 5 (4). Art. No. 044011. ISSN 2058-9565. doi:10.1088/2058-9565/abb9c5.

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Precision measurements in molecules have advanced rapidly in recent years through developments in techniques to cool, trap, and control. The complexity of molecules makes them a challenge to study, but also offers opportunities for enhanced sensitivity to many interesting effects. Polyatomic molecules offer additional complexity compared to diatomic molecules, yet are still 'simple' enough to be laser-cooled and controlled. While laser cooling molecules is still a research frontier itself, there are many proposed and ongoing experiments seeking to combine the advanced control enabled by ultracold temperatures with the intrinsic sensitivity of molecules. In this perspective, we discuss some applications where laser-cooled polyatomic molecules may offer advantages for precision measurements of fundamental physics, both within and beyond the Standard Model.

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Additional Information:© 2020 IOP Publishing Ltd. Received 4 August 2020; Revised 13 September 2020; Accepted 18 September 2020; Published 16 October 2020. Thanks to Ben Augenbraun, Arian Jadbabaie, Ivan Kozyryev, Eric Norrgard, and Nick Pilgram for thoughts and feedback.
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Official Citation:Nicholas R Hutzler 2020 Quantum Sci. Technol. 5 044011
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