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Vortex nucleation in Bose-Einstein condensates in an oblate, purely magnetic potential.

Abstract:
We have investigated the formation of vortices by rotating the purely magnetic potential confining a Bose-Einstein condensate. We modified the bias field of an axially symmetric TOP trap to create an elliptical potential that rotates in the radial plane. This enabled us to study the conditions for vortex nucleation over a wide range of eccentricities and rotation rates.
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atomic and Laser Physics
Role:
Author
Journal:
Physical review letters
Volume:
88
Issue:
1
Pages:
010405
Publication date:
2002-01-05
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EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
URN:
uuid:1a069c57-39c0-4de5-bb0e-178dd9494e82
Source identifiers:
14217
Local pid:
pubs:14217
Language:
English

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