Stereochemical properties of the OH molecule in combined electric and magnetic fields: analytic results
School of Physics and Astronomy, Rochester Institute
of Technology, 84 Lomb Memorial
Received in final form: 16 September 2015
Published online: 5 November 2015
The stereochemical properties of the ultracold ground state OH molecule in the presence of electric and magnetic fields are currently of considerable interest. For example, relevant quantities such as molecular alignment and orientation, calculated numerically by using large basis sets, have lately appeared in the literature. In this work, based on our recent exact solution to an effective eight-dimensional matrix Hamiltonian for the molecular ground state, we present analytic expressions for the stereochemical properties of OH. Our results require the solution of algebraic equations only, agree well with the aforementioned fully numerical calculations, provide compact expressions for simple field geometries, allow ready access to relatively unexplored parameter space, and yield straightforwardly higher moments of the molecular axis distribution.
Key words: Cold Matter and Quantum Gas
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