Bum Suk Zhao Group Research

Zhao Group's research focuses on atomic and molecular optics. As an optical prism separates photons based on its refractive index, a molecule prism, which is made of non resonant laser pulse, can separate molecules of different molecular refractive index. With the molecule prism formed by the laser field, molecules can be separated with a chromatographic resolution. This can be the beginning of a new separation method. In the future, the separation of different rotational states or stereoisomers will be pursued.

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Quantum Reflection of a Helium Dimer at the Attractive van der Waals Surface
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Molecule Prism: Schematic and the Proof-of-Principle Experiment
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Tandem Deflector: a Combination of Stark and Laser Deflectors