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Probing anisotropic superfluidity of rashbons in atomic Fermi gases

Abstract

Motivated by the prospect of realizing a Fermi gas of 40^{40}K atoms with a synthetic non-Abelian gauge field, we investigate theoretically a strongly interacting Fermi gas in the presence of a Rashba spin-orbit coupling. As the two-fold spin degeneracy is lifted by spin-orbit interaction, bound pairs with mixed singlet and triplet pairings (referred to as rashbons) emerge, leading to an anisotropic superfluid. We show that this anisotropic superfluidity can be probed via measuring the momentum distribution and single-particle spectral function in a trapped atomic 40^{40}K cloud near a Feshbach resonance.Comment: 4 pages, 5 figure

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