High-resolution molecular spectroscopy is a powerful tool to address fundamental physical questions. This activity is based in the labs of Sesto Fiorentino.
We develop new methods to cool and control neutral molecules and apply them to improve the resolution of the spectroscopic measurements. At present we are working on a buffer gas source to prepare an effusive beam of cold molecules with the prospect of doing laser cooling. Meanwhile we collaborate with our colleagues at INO-CNR who associate ultracold atoms to produce a dense ensemble of ultracold molecules.
Our laser systems are locked to the frequency standard in Torino via fiber link and can span from the UV to the mid IR.