Feshbach-resonant Raman photoassociation in a Bose-Einstein condensate

  title={Feshbach-resonant Raman photoassociation in a Bose-Einstein condensate},
  author={Matt Mackie and Pierre Phou and Heather Boyce and Mannix Shinn and Lev Katz},
  journal={Physical Review A},
We model the formation of stable heteronuclear molecules via pulsed Raman photoassociation of a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate near a strong Feshbach resonance, for both counterintuitive and intuitive pulse sequencing. Compared to lasers alone, weak Raman photoassociation is enhanced by as much as a factor of ten (five) for a counterintuitive (intuitive) pulse sequence, whereas strong Raman photoassociation is barely enhanced at all--regardless of pulse sequence. Stronger intra-atom… 
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