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Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters

, Volume 11, Issue 3, pp 238–244 | Cite as

Description of ultracold atoms in a one-dimensional geometry of a harmonic trap with a realistic interaction

  • I. S. Ishmukhamedov
  • D. S. Valiolda
  • S. A. Zhaugasheva
Physics of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei. Theory

Abstract

We compute the ground-state energy of two atoms in a one-dimensional geometry of a harmonic optical trap. We obtain a dependence of the energy on a one-dimensional scattering length, which corre-sponds to various strengths of the interaction potential V int (x) = V 0 exp {−2cx 2}. The calculation is performed by numerical and analytical methods. For the analytical method we choose the oscillator representation method (OR), which has been successfully applied to computations of bound states of various few-body systems. The main results of this paper are (1) a numerical investigation of the validity range of the previously used pseudopotential method and (2) an investigation of the validity range of the OR for the potential V(x) = V conf (x) + V int (x) = x 2/2 + V 0 exp {−2cx 2}.

Keywords

Ground State Energy Nucleus Letter Oscillator Representation Validity Range Harmonic Trap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. S. Ishmukhamedov
    • 1
    • 2
  • D. S. Valiolda
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. A. Zhaugasheva
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Al-Farabi Kazakh National UniversityAlmatyKazakhstan

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