We theoretically investigate strong-coupling properties of a Bose-Fermi mixture. In the mass- A nd population-balanced case, two of the authors have shown that a strong heteropairing interaction in this mixture brings about coupling phenomena between Fermi atomic excitations and Bose atomic and composite molecular excitations, that appear as an anomalous multiple peak structure in the single-particle spectral weight (SW) [Kharga, Inotani, Hanai, and Ohashi, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 86, 084301 (2017)JUPSAU0031-901510.7566/JPSJ.86.084301]. In this paper, we show that, although these many-body phenomena are sensitive to mass and population imbalances between the Bose and Fermi components, SW still exhibits the multiple peak structure in moderately mass-imbalanced Rb87-K40 and Na23-K40 mixtures. We also point out that the photoemission spectrum is a useful quantity to observe this spectral anomaly. Since a real trapped Bose-Fermi mixture is usually accompanied by mass and (local) population imbalances, our results would contribute to the study of a strongly interacting Bose-Fermi mixture, under realistic imbalanced conditions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics