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Quantum chaos in ultracold collisions between Yb($^1S_0$) and Yb($^3P_2$)

Green, D.G.; Vaillant, C.L.; Frye, M.D.; Morita, M.; Hutson, J.M.

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D.G. Green

C.L. Vaillant

M.D. Frye

M. Morita


We calculate and analyze Feshbach resonance spectra for ultracold Yb(1S0)+Yb(3P2) collisions as a function of an interatomic potential scaling factor λ and external magnetic field. We show that, at zero field, the resonances are distributed randomly in λ, but that signatures of quantum chaos emerge as a field is applied. The random zero-field distribution arises from superposition of structured spectra associated with individual total angular momenta. In addition, we show that the resonances with respect to magnetic field in the experimentally accessible range of 400 to 2000 G are chaotically distributed, with strong level repulsion that is characteristic of quantum chaos.


Green, D., Vaillant, C., Frye, M., Morita, M., & Hutson, J. (2016). Quantum chaos in ultracold collisions between Yb($^1S_0$) and Yb($^3P_2$). Physical Review A, 93(2), Article 022703.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jan 14, 2016
Online Publication Date Feb 4, 2016
Publication Date Feb 1, 2016
Deposit Date Feb 4, 2016
Publicly Available Date Feb 19, 2016
Journal Physical Review A
Print ISSN 2469-9926
Electronic ISSN 2469-9934
Publisher American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 93
Issue 2
Article Number 022703


Published Journal Article (490 Kb)

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Reprinted with permission from the American Physical Society: Green, D. G. and Vaillant, C. L. and Frye, M. D. and Morita, M. and Hutson, J. M. (2016) 'Quantum chaos in ultracold collisions between Yb($^1S_0$) and Yb($^3P_2$).', Physical review A., 93 (2). 022703 © 2016 by the American Physical Society. Readers may view, browse, and/or download material for temporary copying purposes only, provided these uses are for noncommercial personal purposes. Except as provided by law, this material may not be further reproduced, distributed, transmitted, modified, adapted, performed, displayed, published, or sold in whole or part, without prior written permission from the American Physical Society.

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