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Anomalous damping of excitations in a collisionless dipolar Bose gas

Author(s)

Stefan Natu, Ryan M. Wilson

Abstract

We present a theory for the Landau damping of low energy quasi-particles in a collisionless, quasi- 2D dipolar Bose gas and produce expressions for the damping rate in uniform and non-uniform systems. In the homogeneous system, we find that the nature of the low energy dispersion in a dipolar Bose gas severely inhibits Landau damping of long wave-length excitations. For a gas with contact and dipolar interactions, the damping rate for phonons tends to decrease with increasing dipolar interactions, and for strong dipole-dipole interactions, phonons are virtually undamped over a broad range of temperature. By contrast, we find that the damping rate for roton-like excitations increases with increasing dipolar interactions.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)

Keywords

Bose-Einstein condensation, Landau damping, dipolar gases

Citation

Natu, S. and Wilson, R. (1970), Anomalous damping of excitations in a collisionless dipolar Bose gas, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) (Accessed May 20, 2024)

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Created May 7, 2017, Updated February 19, 2017