Spatially-partitioned many-body vortices

S. Klaiman, O. E. Alon

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A vortex in Bose-Einstein condensates is a localized object which looks much like a tiny tornado storm. It is well described by mean-field theory. In the present work we go beyond the current paradigm and introduce many-body vortices. These are made of spatially- partitioned clouds, carry definite total angular momentum, and are fragmented rather than condensed objects which can only be described beyond mean-field theory. A phase diagram based on a mean-field model assists in predicting the parameters where many-body vortices occur. Implications are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012015
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Issue number1
StatePublished - 7 Mar 2016
Event24th Annual International Laser Physics Workshop, LPHYS 2015 - Shanghai, China
Duration: 21 Aug 201525 Aug 2015

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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