We extend some of the authors’ previous work for a mass-balanced Bose–Fermi mixture to include effects of realistic mass imbalance in a 23Na–40K and a 87Rb–40K mixtures. Including effects of pairing fluctuations within the framework of an improved T-matrix theory, we calculate the single-particle spectral weight (SW), as well as the photoemission spectrum (PES) in the unitary regime at the Bose–Einstein condensation temperature TBEC. We show that the characteristic three-peak structure induced by paring fluctuations, being predicted in the mass-balanced case, remains to exist in SW even in the presence of mass difference. We also show that PES is a useful experimental method to observe this phenomenon in a 23Na–40K, as well as 87Rb–40K, Bose–Fermi mixtures. Since this strong-coupling phenomenon is qualitatively different from that in a two-component Fermi gas, our results would be useful in clarifying how the quantum statistics affects Bose and Fermi pairing phenomena in a two-component gas mixture.
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