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Vortices in a Bose-Einstein Condensate

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Author(s)

M R. Matthews, B P. Anderson, P C. Haljan, C E. Wieman, Eric A. Cornell

Abstract

We have created vortices in two-component Bose-einstein condensates. The vortex state was created through a coherent process involving the spatial and temporal control of interconversion between the two components. Using an interference technique, we map the phase of the vortex state to confirm that it possesses angular momentum. We can create vortices in either of the two components and have observed differences in the dynamics and stability.
Citation
Physical Review Letters
Volume
83
Issue
No. 13

Keywords

bose-einstein condensate, superfluid, vortex

Citation

Matthews, M. , Anderson, B. , Haljan, P. , Wieman, C. and Cornell, E. (1999), Vortices in a Bose-Einstein Condensate, Physical Review Letters (Accessed July 25, 2024)

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Created August 31, 1999, Updated October 12, 2021