Collision of two atoms in laser radiation field with formation of Feshbach resonances
Institute for Physical Research, Armenian National Academy of
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Received in final form: 5 July 2013
Published online: 25 September 2013
Based on the simplest two-channel model we theoretically consider laser induced elastic and inelastic collision of two atoms with formation of Feshbach resonance. In cases of one- and two-photon resonances of laser radiation with two discrete vibrational molecular levels, we show that Feshbach resonances appear at interaction of external magnetic field with dressed states formed via Autler-Townes effect. We also study the laser-induced inelastic collision and its influence on the considered processes. In case of two-photon resonance between discrete vibrational molecular states the Feshbach resonances arise under action of magnetic field via Autler-Townes effect, while the laser-induced transition into the elastic-channel continuum is in this case absent. We obtain the cross-sections of elastic and inelastic scattering and show that quenching of resonance occurs under certain conditions. The obtained results can be employed in new studies of collisions of atoms, e.g., of alkali metal atoms, and for interpretation of new experiments in BECs.
Key words: Atomic and Molecular Collisions
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