Exact Hydrodynamics of a Trapped Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate

Eberlein, C.C., O'Dell, D.H.J. and Giovanazzi, S (2004) Exact Hydrodynamics of a Trapped Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate. Physical Review Letters, 92. ISSN 0031-9007

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We present exact results in the Thomas-Fermi regime for the statics and dynamics of a harmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensate that has dipole-dipole interactions in addition to the usual s-wave contact interactions. Remarkably, despite the nonlocal and anisotropic nature of the dipolar interactions, the density profile in a general time-dependent harmonic trap is an inverted parabola. The evolution of the condensate radii is governed by local, ordinary differential equations, and as an example we calculate the monopole and quadrupole shape oscillation frequencies.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Hydrodynamics Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Gemma Farrell
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2007
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2017 07:17
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/1605
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