9 August 2017
First laser system to produce up to 200 mW of 227nm light is installed.
2 August 2017
Successfully moved the molecular synchrotron from Amsterdam to Berlin
1 August 2017
Installed a doubled pulsed dye amplifier (seeded by a Ti:Sapph laser) to excite the molecules to the 3Pi state and found a state selective 1+1 REMPI scheme to ionize the molecules via the c3Sigma state using the pulsed dye laser.
18 July 2017
First signal of our new favourite molecule: AlF. We drive the a3Pi1<-X1Sigma transition near 367 nm with a doubled pulsed dye laser and ionize the molecules with an excimer laser.
Supersonic beam machine and time-of-flight mass spectrometer for first spectroscopy experiments is ready for operation.
2 May 2017
First day at the new lab. Thanks for the great welcome!