Vortices in a bose-einstein condensate

M. R. Matthews, B. P. Anderson, P. C. Haljan, D. S. Hall, C. E. Wieman, E. A. Cornell

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2498-2501
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume83
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1999
Externally publishedYes

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    Matthews, M. R., Anderson, B. P., Haljan, P. C., Hall, D. S., Wieman, C. E., & Cornell, E. A. (1999). Vortices in a bose-einstein condensate. Physical review letters, 83(13), 2498-2501. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.83.2498