Vortex state structure of a Bose condensate in an asymmetric trap Academic Article uri icon


  • Based on an analytic solution of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in the large-condensate (Thomas-Fermi) limit we determine the structure of a stationary vortex in a Bose-Einstein condensate in a nonaxisymmetric rotating trap. The condensate velocity field has cylindrical symmetry only near the vortex core and becomes intrinsically anisotropic near the condensate boundaries. Rotating the anisotropic trap induces an additional irrotational velocity field even for a vortex-free condensate. 2000 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Svidzinsky, A. A., & Fetter, A. L.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Svidzinsky, AA||Fetter, AL

publication date

  • July 2000