Non-equilibrium flows and superfluid turbulence in finite temperature dilute gas Bose-Einstein condensates

Matthew J. Davis, Tod M. Wright, Tapio Simula, Chao Feng, Michael C. Garrett

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Abstract

Dilute gas Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) are an example of a superfluid, and exhibit many of the same phenomena as the strongly interacting superfluid helium. However, their isolation from the environment combined with their inhomogeneous density profiles make it difficult to observe some phenomena, such as the thermo-mechanical effect, in experiments. Here we perform dynamical simulations of a finite temperature Bose-Einstein condensate coupled to spatially separated heat and particle reservoirs to observe such non-equilibrium superfluid phenomena. We analyse the resulting steady-state non-equilibrium flows in the BEC, and consider the prospect of observing sustained superfluid turbulence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Quantum Electronics Conference (IQEC 2011) and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim (CLEOPR 2011)
Subtitle of host publicationIncorporating the Australian Conference on Optics, Lasers and Spectroscopy and the Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology: Sydney, Australia, 28 August -1 September 2011
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Pages1074-1075
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9780977565771
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2011 - Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Sydney, Australia
Duration: 28 Aug 20111 Sep 2011
https://www.osapublishing.org/conference.cfm?meetingid=89&yr=2011 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Quantum Electronics Conference and Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Pacific Rim 2011
Abbreviated titleIQEC/CLEO-PR 2011
CountryAustralia
CitySydney
Period28/08/111/09/11
OtherJoint-held conference
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