Ultracold Rydberg molecules

TitleUltracold Rydberg molecules
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsShaffer, JP, Rittenhouse, ST, Sadeghpour, HR
JournalNature Communications
Start Page1965
Date Published5/2018

Ultracold molecules formed from association of a single Rydberg atom with surrounding atoms or molecules and those from double Rydberg excitations are discussed in this review. Ultralong-range Rydberg molecules possess a novel molecular bond resulting from scattering of the Rydberg electron from the perturber atoms or molecules. The strong interactions between Rydberg atoms in ultracold gases may lead to formation of macroscopic Rydberg macrodimers. The exquisite control over the properties of the Rydberg electron means that interesting and unusual few-body and quantum many-body features can be realized in such systems.

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