We theoretically investigate normal-state properties of an ultracold Fermi gas with an orbital Feshbach resonance (OFR). Recently, OFR has attracted much attention as a promising pairing mechanism to realize a superfluid173Yb Fermi gas. Including pairing fluctuations within a T-matrix approximation, and removing effects of an experimentally inaccessible deep bound state, we evaluate strong-coupling corrections to single-particle excitations. With increasing the strength of an OFR-induced tunable pairing interaction, the open channel is shown to exhibit the pseudogap phenomenon in the BCS–BEC crossover region, as in the case of a broad magnetic Feshbach resonance (MFR) in6Li and40K Fermi gases. We also show that the strong pairing interaction affects the closed channel, leading to the coexistence of particle and hole branches in the single-particle spectral weight. Since the latter phenomenon cannot be observed in the conventional MFR case, it may be viewed as a characteristic strong-coupling phenomenon peculiar to the OFR case.
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