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  • Editor: J. H. Eberly
  • Vol. 8, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2001
  • pp: 118–122

Driving superfluidity with photoassociation

Matt Mackie, Eddy Timmermans, Robin Côté, and Juha Javanainen  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 8, Issue 2, pp. 118-122 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.8.000118


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Abstract

We theoretically examine photoassociation of a two-component Fermi degenerate gas. Our focus is on adjusting the atom-atom interaction, and thereby increasing the critical temperature of the BCS transition to the superfluid state. In order to avoid spontaneous decay of the molecules, the photoassociating light must be far-off resonance. Very high light intensities are therefore required for effective control of the BCS transition.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Quantum control of photons and matter

History
Original Manuscript: November 9, 2000
Published: January 15, 2001

Citation
Matt Mackie, Eddy Timmermans, Robin Cote, and Juha Javanainen, "Driving superfluidity with photoassociation," Opt. Express 8, 118-122 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-8-2-118


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