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Vortices in the two-dimensional dipolar Bose gas

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We present vortex solutions for the homogeneous two-dimensional Bose-Einstein condensate featuring dipolar atomic interactions, mapped out as a function of the dipolar interaction strength (relative to the contact interactions) and polarization direction. Stable vortex solutions arise in the regimes where the fully homogeneous system is stable to the phonon or roton instabilities. Close to these instabilities, the vortex profile differs significantly from that of a vortex in a nondipolar quantum gas, developing, for example, density ripples and an anisotropic core. Meanwhile, the vortex itself generates a mesoscopic dipolar potential which, at distance, scales as 1/ρ2 and has an angular dependence which mimics the microscopic dipolar interaction.

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Author(s): Mulkerin BC, O'Dell DHJ, Martin AM, Parker NG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Physics: Conference Series

Year: 2014

Volume: 497

Issue: 1

Print publication date: 09/04/2014

Date deposited: 15/04/2014

ISSN (print): 1742-6588

ISSN (electronic): 1742-6596

Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1088/1742-6596/497/1/012025

Notes: Presented at the 22nd International Laser Physics Workshop (LPHYS 13), 15 - 19 July 2013, Prague, Czech Republic.


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