Collective Modes in a Unitary Fermi Gas across the Superfluid Phase Transition
Authors: Tey M.K., Sidorenkov L.A., Sánchez Guajardo E.R., Grimm R., Ku M.J.H., Zwierlein M.W., Hou Y.-H., Pitaevskii L.P., Stringari S.
Autors Affiliation: Institut für Quantenoptik und Quanteninformation (IQOQI), Ŏsterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Institut für Experimentalphysik, Universität Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria; MIT-Harvard Center for Ultracold Atoms, Research Laboratory of Electronics, and Department of Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA; Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento and INO-CNR BEC Center, I-38123 Povo, Italy; Kapitza Institute for Physical Problems RAS, Kosygina 2, 119334 Moscow, Russia
Abstract: We provide a joint theoretical and experimental investigation of the temperature dependence of the collective oscillations of first sound nature exhibited by a highly elongated harmonically trapped Fermi gas at unitarity, including the region below the critical temperature for superfluidity. Differently from the lowest axial breathing mode, the hydrodynamic frequencies of the higher-nodal excitations show a temperature dependence, which is calculated starting from Landau two-fluid theory and using the available experimental knowledge of the equation of state. The experimental results agree with high accuracy with the predictions of theory and provide the first evidence for the temperature dependence of the collective frequencies near the superfluid phase transition. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.055303
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS
Volume: 110 (5) Pages from: 055303 to: 055303
More Information: We would like to thank John Thomas for useful discussions and Florian Schreck for discussion and experimental support. The Innsbruck team acknowledges support from the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) within SFB FoQuS (Project No. F4004-N16). The Trento team acknowledges support from the European Research Council through the project QGBE. The MIT work was supported by the NSF, AFOSR, ONR, ARO with funding from the DARPA OLE program, and the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.055303Citations: 50data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2023-01-29References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here