|Title||Vortex nucleation in a Bose-Einstein condensate: from the inside out|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||R.. M. Price, D.. Trypogeorgos, D.. L. Campbell, A.. Putra, A.. Valdes-Curiel, and I.. B. Spielman|
|Journal||NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS|
|Date Published||NOV 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.