Two-fermion bound state in a Bose-Einstein condensate

Weiping Zhang, Han Pu, Chris P. Search, Pierre Meystre, Ewan M Wright

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A nonlinear Schrödinger equation is derived for the dynamics of a beam of ultracold fermionic atoms traversing a Bose-Einstein condensate. The condensate phonon modes are shown to provide a nonlinear medium for the fermionic atoms. A two-fermion bound state is predicted to arise, and the signature of the bound state in a nonlinear atom optics experiment is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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