|Title||Electric-field-induced Feshbach resonances in ultracold alkali-metal mixtures|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Li, Z, Krems, RV|
|Journal||PHYSICAL REVIEW A|
We present a detailed analysis of Feshbach resonances in ultracold collisions of Li and Cs atoms in the presence of superimposed electric and magnetic fields. We show that electric fields induce resonances through couplings between the s- and p-wave scattering channels and modify the scattering length to a great extent. Electric-field-induced resonances lead to the anisotropy of ultracold scattering and provide the diagnostics for magnetic p-wave resonances in ultracold gases. We show that the electric field couplings may shift the positions of s-wave magnetic resonances, thereby making the electric field control of ultracold atoms possible even far away from p-wave resonances. Finally, we demonstrate that electric fields may rotate and spin up the collision complex of ultracold atoms at substantial rates.