Scattering in mixed dimensions with ultracold gases

G. Lamporesi*, J. Catani, Giovanni Barontini, Y. Nishida, M. Inguscio, F. Minardi

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We experimentally investigate the mix-dimensional scattering occurring when the collisional partners live in different dimensions. We employ a binary mixture of ultracold atoms and exploit a species-selective 1D optical lattice to confine only one atomic species in 2D. By applying an external magnetic field in proximity of a Feshbach resonance, we adjust the free-space scattering length to observe a series of resonances in mixed dimensions. By monitoring 3-body inelastic losses, we measure the magnetic field values corresponding to the mix-dimensional scattering resonances and find a good agreement with the theoretical predictions based on simple energy considerations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number153202
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2010

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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