- Broida 3302
Andrew Jayich, UCLA
Laser cooling and trapping with continuous wave lasers is the key enabling technology for the field of ultracold atoms and molecules. Despite this success, laser cooling still does not work with the majority of atoms and almost all molecules. These species remain inaccessible in large part because of their complex internal structure and a lack practical laser sources at the necessary wavelengths. I will discuss how laser cooling and trapping can instead be preformed directly with optical frequency combs, whose unique features are well suited to expand the reach of ultracold physics to samples of these enticing atoms and molecules.