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Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate Dynamics in A Chaotic Potential

  • Author(s): Moran, Roxanne Kimberly
  • Advisor(s): Mitchell, Kevin A
  • et al.
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Abstract

Dipolar Bose-Einstein Condensate Dynamics in A Chaotic Potential by

Roxanne Kimberly Moran

Master of Science in Physics

University of California, Merced

2013

Professor Jay Sharping, Chair

Recent theoretical work has shown that short-range contact and long-range dipolar interactions of a Bose-Einstein condensate provide the stability needed for the formation of a two-dimensional soliton in a chaotic optical-dipole potential. However, inclusion of the dipole-dipole interaction causes the BEC soliton to deviate from the classical trajectories of the trapping potential and to instead follow trajectories given by an effective potential that is equal to the convolution of the external trapping potential and density profile of the BEC in the xy plane.

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