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Vortex nucleation in a Bose-Einstein condensate: from the inside out

TitleVortex nucleation in a Bose-Einstein condensate: from the inside out
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsR.. M. Price, D.. Trypogeorgos, D.. L. Campbell, A.. Putra, A.. Valdes-Curiel, and I.. B. Spielman
Date PublishedNOV 4

We observed a new mechanism for vortex nucleation in Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) subject to synthetic magnetic fields. We made use of a strong synthetic magnetic field initially localized between a pair of merging BECs to rapidly create vortices in the bulk of the merged condensate. Unlike previous implementations and in agreement with our Gross-Pitaevskii equation simulations, our dynamical process rapidly injects vortices into our system's bulk, and with initial number in excess of the system's equilibrium vortex number.


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