Bright Soliton Trains of Trapped Bose-Einstein Condensates

U. Al Khawaja, H. T.C. Stoof, R. G. Hulet, K. E. Strecker, G. B. Partridge

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Abstract

We variationally determine the dynamics of bright soliton trains composed of harmonically trapped Bose-Einstein condensates with attractive interatomic interactions. In particular, we obtain the interaction potential between two solitons. We also discuss the formation of soliton trains due to the quantum mechanical phase fluctuations of a one-dimensional condensate.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume89
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy

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