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Oscillating Spinor Solitons

The project „Photonic implementations of quantum-enhanced technologies” isrealizedwithin the TEAM programme of Foundation for Polish Science, cofinanced from European Union, Regional Development Fund (ProgrammeInnovativeEconomy 2007-2013)

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Oscillating Spinor Solitons

Piotr SzańkowskiMarek TrippenbachEryk Infeld

Bose-Einstein Condensate in the optical trap

Solitons in the spinor BEC

Soliton collisions – creation of the Oscillatons

Mathematical description of the Oscillatons

Collisions of the Oscillatons

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Bose-Einstein Condensate at T=0 confined in the optical trap.

Spins of trapped atoms are not frozen like in the magnetic trap!

The spinor nature of the condensate can be manifested.

The Hamiltonian of the system:

We will consider atoms with hyperfine spin F=1 (e.g. 87Rb).

the field operator of each spin component

where af is s-wave scattering length of total spin f channel

trapping potential

spin 1 operators

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Mean-field approximation and variational principleleads to the spinor Gross-Pitaevskii equation

where

the order parameter (spinor wave function)

and

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Generally, spinor GP equation,

Changethesign of c0withFeshbachresonance

Lift trap adiabatically and obtainthesoliton

Theground state for c0 > 0

supports two kinds of soliton solutions:

Polar soliton

Ferromagneticsoliton

The spin of polar and ferromagnetic solitons

rotation operator

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For γ = 1 spinor GP equation is Completely Integrable.

Solitons collide with each other elastically:

There is no transfer of spin or momentum.

Solitons retain their character after the collision.

What happens when γ is not equal to 1?

( T. Tsuchida and M. Wadati, J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 67, 1175 (1998) )

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Bullet:Ferromagnetic Soliton

Target:Polar Soliton

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Out:Post - polarOscillaton

Out:Post - polarOscillaton

Out: Post - ferromagneticOscillaton

Out: Post - polarOscillaton

Before the collision:

Whatisthe spin afterthecollisionof two polar solitons?

Whatisthe spin afterthecollision?

In:PolarSoliton

In:PolarSoliton

In: FerromagneticSoliton

In: PolarSoliton

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Spin:

Oscillations of the components:

Density:

The Oscillaton equations:

Amplitude of theoscillationsdepends on α!

The frequency of the oscillations:

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Polar soliton:

Ferromagnetic soliton:

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Alice (lesser spin)

Bob (greater spin)

IN:Two Oscillatons created in different soliton collisions

Oscillaton Alice

Oscillaton Bob

OUT:Two, altered Oscillatons!

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Polar and ferromagnetic solitons in spinor Bose-Einstein condensate

Inelastic collisions of solitons leads to creation of new kind of solutions – the Oscillatons

Solitons are special cases of the Oscillatons

The Oscillatons are similiar to solitons in Completely Integrable systems:they propagate in time without dispersion andretain their character after colliding with each other

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