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Classifying vortices in S=3 Bose-Einstein condensates

Barnett, Ryan and Turner, Ari and Demler, Eugene (2007) Classifying vortices in S=3 Bose-Einstein condensates. Physical Review A, 76 (1). Art. No. 013605. ISSN 1050-2947. doi:10.1103/PhysRevA.76.013605.

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Motivated by the recent realization of a 52Cr Bose-Einstein condensate, we consider the phase diagram of a general spin-three condensate as a function of its scattering lengths. We classify each phase according to its reciprocal spinor, using a method developed in a previous work. We show that such a classification can be naturally extended to describe the vortices for a spinor condensate by using the topological theory of defects. To illustrate, we systematically describe the types of vortex excitations for each phase of the spin-three condensate.

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Additional Information:©2007 The American Physical Society (Received 18 January 2007; revised 20 April 2007; published 3 July 2007) This work was supported by NSF Grant No. DMR-0132874 and the Harvard-MIT CUA. R.B. was supported by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation. We thank R. Diener, T.-L. Ho, and G. Refael for useful discussions. Note added. After this work was completed, we became aware of a work by Yip [22] which considers a similar problem of vortices in spinor BECs, but uses a different approach.
Subject Keywords:Bose-Einstein condensation; vortices; chromium; phase diagrams
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