Two-fermion bound state in a Bose-Einstein condensate

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

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A nonlinear Schrodinger equation for a fermionic beam in a condensate was derived. It was shown that the condensate acts as an effective nonlinear medium for the fermions, leading to formation of a two-atom bound state closely analogous to the two-photon bound state in self-focusing media. Signatures of the bound state in a nonlinear atom optics experiment was also proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number021601
Pages (from-to)021601/1-021601/4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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