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Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthew Edmonds,
Dr Tom Bland,
Dr Nick Parker
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We present a comprehensive analysis of the form and interaction of dipolar bright solitons across the full parameter space afforded by dipolar Bose–Einstein condensates, revealing the rich behavior introduced by the non-local nonlinearity. Working within an effective one-dimensional description, we map out the existence of the soliton solutions and show three collisional regimes: free collisions, bound state formation and soliton fusion. Finally, we examine the solitons in their full three-dimensional form through a variational approach; along with regimes of instability to collapse and runaway expansion, we identify regimes of stability which are accessible to current experiments.
Author(s): Edmonds MJ, Bland T, Doran R, Parker NG
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: New Journal of Physics
Online publication date: 09/02/2017
Acceptance date: 19/01/2017
Date deposited: 14/02/2017
ISSN (electronic): 1367-2630
Publisher: Institute of Physics Publishing Ltd.
Data Source Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.17634/137139-3
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