Laser Physics

, Volume 19, Issue 4, pp 583–587 | Cite as

Normal state of highly polarized Fermi gases: Full many-body treatment

  • S. Giraud
  • R. Combescot
Physics of Cold Trapped Atoms


We present a full many-body analysis of the problem of a single ↓ atom resonantly interacting with a Fermi sea of ↑ atoms. A series of successive approximations permits us to clarify the quite mysterious agreement between Monte Carlo results and approximate calculations taking only into account single particle-hole excitations. We show that it results from a nearly perfect destructive interference of the contributions of states with more than one particle-hole pair. Our treatment provides, at the same time, an essentially exact solution to this problem.

PACS numbers

05.30.Fk 03.75.Ss 71.10.Ca 74.72.-h 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique StatistiqueEcole Normale SupérieureParis Cedex 05France

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