Condensate wave function and elementary excitations of bosonic polar molecules: Beyond the first Born approximation

Chao Chun Huang, Daw Wei Wang, Wen Chin Wu

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We investigate the condensate wave function and elementary excitations of strongly interacting bosonic polar molecules in a harmonic trap, treating the scattering amplitude beyond the standard first Born approximation (FBA). By using an appropriate trial wave function in the variational method, effects of the leading-order correction beyond the FBA have been investigated and shown to be significantly enhanced when the system is close to the phase boundary of collapse. How such a leading-order effect of going beyond the FBA can be observed in a realistic experiment is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number043629
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Apr 26


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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