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Dynamics of vortices in weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensates

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We study the dynamics of vortices in ideal and weakly interacting Bose-Einstein condensates using a Ritz minimization method to solve the two-dimensional Gross-Pitaevskii equation. For different initial vortex configurations we calculate the trajectories of the vortices. We find conditions under which a vortex-antivortex pair annihilates and is created again. For the case of three vortices we show that at certain times two additional vortices may be created, which move through the condensate ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atomic & Laser Physics
Research group:
Dieter Jaksch Theory Group
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Atomic & Laser Physics
Research group:
Dieter Jaksch Theory Group
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Institution:
National University of Singapore
Department:
Department of Mathematics and Center for Computational Science and Engineering
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Institution:
National University of Singapore
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Department of Mathematics and Center for Computational Science and Engineering
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Klein, A
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Publisher:
American Physical Society Publisher's website
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Physical Review A Journal website
Volume:
76
Issue:
4
Article number:
043602
Publication date:
2007-10-01
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1094-1622
ISSN:
1050-2947
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English
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2008-03-14

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