Rotating BoseEinstein condensates: Closing the gap between exact and meanfield solutions
(2015) In Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) 91(3). Abstract
 When a BoseEinsteincondensed cloud of atoms is given some angular momentum, it forms vortices arranged in structures with a discrete rotational symmetry. For these vortex states, the Hilbert space of the exact solution separates into a "primary" space related to the meanfield GrossPitaevskii solution and a "complementary" space including the corrections beyond mean field. Considering a weakly interacting BoseEinstein condensate of harmonically trapped atoms, we demonstrate how this separation can be used to close the conceptual gap between exact solutions for systems with only a few atoms and the thermodynamic limit for which the mean field is the correct leadingorder approximation. Although we illustrate this approach for the case... (More)
 When a BoseEinsteincondensed cloud of atoms is given some angular momentum, it forms vortices arranged in structures with a discrete rotational symmetry. For these vortex states, the Hilbert space of the exact solution separates into a "primary" space related to the meanfield GrossPitaevskii solution and a "complementary" space including the corrections beyond mean field. Considering a weakly interacting BoseEinstein condensate of harmonically trapped atoms, we demonstrate how this separation can be used to close the conceptual gap between exact solutions for systems with only a few atoms and the thermodynamic limit for which the mean field is the correct leadingorder approximation. Although we illustrate this approach for the case of weak interactions, it is expected to be more generally valid. (Less)
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 Cremon, Jonas ^{LU} ; Jackson, A. D.; Karabulut, Elife ^{LU} ; Kavoulakis, G. M.; Mottelson, B. R. and Reimann, Stephanie ^{LU}
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 2015
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 Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
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 91
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 3
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 American Physical Society (APS)
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 10502947
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 10.1103/PhysRevA.91.033623
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