Texture control in a pseudospin Bose-Einstein condensate

Gary Ruben, Michael Morgan, David Paganin

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    We describe a wave function engineering approach to the formation of textures in nonrotated multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates. With numerical simulations of a viable two-component condensate experiment, we demonstrate the formation of a ballistically expanding regular lattice texture, composed of half-quantum vortices and spin-2 textures. The formation is described by a linear interference process in which the geometry and phase of three initially separated wave packets provide deterministic control over the resulting lattice texture.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)220402-1 - 220402-4
    Number of pages1
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number22
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

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