Dimers, Effective Interactions, and Pauli Blocking Effects in a Bilayer of Cold Fermionic Polar Molecules

N. T. Zinner, J. R. Armstrong, A. G. Volosniev, D. V. Fedorov, A. S. Jensen

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We consider a bilayer setup with two parallel planes of cold fermionic polar molecules when the dipole moments are oriented perpendicular to the planes. The binding energy of two-body states with one polar molecule in each layer is determined and compared to various analytic approximation schemes in both coordinate- and momentum-space. The effective interaction of two bound dimers is obtained by integrating out the internal dimer bound state wave function and its robustness under analytical approximations is studied. Furthermore, we consider the effect of the background of other fermions on the dimer state through Pauli blocking, and discuss implications for the zero-temperature many-body phase diagram of this experimentally realizable system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-385
Number of pages17
JournalFew-Body Systems
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 5 2012


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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