Bose-Enhanced Chemistry: Amplification of Selectivity in the Dissociation of Molecular Bose-Einstein Condensates

M. G. Moore, A. Vardi

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Abstract

We study the photodissociation chemistry of a quantum degenerate gas of bosonic triatomic [Formula presented] molecules, assuming two open rearrangement channels ([Formula presented] or [Formula presented]). The equations of motion are equivalent to those of a parametric multimode laser, resulting in an exponential buildup of macroscopic mode populations. By exponentially amplifying a small differential in the single-particle rate coefficients, Bose stimulation leads to a nearly complete selectivity of the collective [Formula presented]-body process, indicating a novel type of ultraselective quantum degenerate chemistry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume88
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

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