Coherent generation of triatomic molecules from ultracold atoms

H. Jing, J. Cheng, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

We show that the use of a generalized atom-molecule dark state permits the enhanced coherent creation of triatomic molecules in a repulsive atomic Bose-Einstein condensate, with further enhancement being possible in the case of heteronuclear trimers via the constructive interference between two chemical reaction channels. The creation of fermionic trimers is also briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043614
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume77
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 11 2008

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triatomic molecules
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Coherent generation of triatomic molecules from ultracold atoms. / Jing, H.; Cheng, J.; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 77, No. 4, 043614, 11.04.2008.

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