Wave Packet Isotope Separation

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.77.3518
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Journal titlePhysical review letters
Pages3518–; # of pages: 1
AbstractWe introduce and demonstrate a general wave packet method for laser isotope separation. In this scheme, laser excited molecular (or atomic) wave packets of differing isotopes become spatially separated in the course of their long-time free evolution. In order to overcome the quantum spreading of wave packets, we make use of the phenomenon of revivals. We demonstrate experimentally, with mixed 79Br2/81Br2 isotopes, that significant control over the isotope ratio can be achieved in a single shot.
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AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; NRC Steacie Institute for Molecular Sciences
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NPARC number12339309
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