Jul 17 – 22, 2022
Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto
America/Toronto timezone

Probing open- and closed-channel p-wave Feshbach resonances

Jul 21, 2022, 5:00 PM
1h 30m
Hart House (Hart House)

Hart House

Hart House

7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
Poster presentation Degenerate gases, many-body physics, and quantum simulation Poster session


We study a $p$-wave Feshbach resonance in potassium-40 with a combination of spectroscopic binding energy measurements, coupled-channels calculations, and a two-channel model [1]. Using both resonant association and spin-flip association, the binding energy of bound and quasi-bound dimers is measured across a five-gauss range. Our scattering model incorporates the ramping closed-channel state, weak dipole-dipole interactions, and a low-lying $p$-wave shape resonance in the open channel. The open-channel resonance affects low energy scattering and creates nonlinearity in the binding energy near threshold, which resolves an open question [2]. We explain why in the low-energy limit a divergent contribution to the scattering volume from dipole-dipole interactions violates the $p$-wave threshold law, and how we isolate the contribution of the short-range potentials to scattering. Our improved understanding of $p$-wave scattering near this resonance enables quantitative testing of predictions for low-dimensional odd-wave gases, and lays a basis for future few- and many-body $p$-wave experiments.
[1] D. J. M. Ahmed-Braun, K. G. Jackson, S. Smale, C. J. Dale, B. A. Olsen, S. J. J. M. F. Kokkelmans, P. S. Julienne, J. H. Thywissen, Probing open- and closed-channel $p$-wave resonances, Phys. Rev. Research 3, 033269 (2021).
[2] J. P. Gaebler, J. T. Stewart, J. L. Bohn, and D. S. Jin, $p$-wave Feshbach molecules, Phys. Rev. Lett. 98, 200403 (2007).

Presenter name Colin J. Dale
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Primary authors

Colin J. Dale (University of Toronto) Denise J. M. Ahmed-Braun (Eindhoven University of Technology) Kenneth G. Jackson (University of Toronto) Scott Smale (University of Toronto) Ben A. Olsen (Yale-NUS College) Servaas J. J. M. F. Kokkelmans (Eindhoven University of Technology) Paul S. Julienne (JQI, University of Maryland) Joseph H. Thywissen (University of Toronto)

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