Profiles of near-resonant population-imbalanced trapped Fermi gases

T. N. De Silva, E. J. Mueller

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Abstract

We investigate the density profiles of a partially polarized trapped Fermi gas in the BCS-BEC crossover region using mean field theory within the local density approximation. Within this approximation the gas is phase separated into concentric shells. We describe how the structure of these shells depends upon the polarization and the interaction strength. A comparison with experiments yields insight into the possibility of a polarized superfluid phase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051602
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume73
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 29 2006
Externally publishedYes

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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