Stability of the density-wave state of a dipolar condensate in a pancake-shaped trap

O. Dutta, R. Kanamoto, P. Meystre

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We study a dipolar boson-fermion mixture in a pancake-shaped geometry at absolute zero temperature, generalizing our previous work on the stability of polar condensates and the formation of a density-wave state in cylindrical traps. After examining the dependence of the polar condensate stability on the strength of the fermion-induced interaction, we determine the transition point from a ground-state Gaussian to a hexagonal density-wave state. We use a variational principle to analyze the stability properties of those density-wave state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043608
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 13 2008


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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