Simple and efficient generation of gap solitons in Bose-Einstein condensates Academic Article uri icon


  • We suggest an efficient method for generating matter-wave gap solitons in a repulsive Bose-Einstein condensate, when the gap soliton is formed from a condensate cloud in a harmonic trap after turning on a one-dimensional optical lattice. We demonstrate numerically that this approach does not require preparing the initial atomic wave packet in a specific state corresponding to the edge of the Brillouin zone of the spectrum, and losses that occur during the soliton generation process can be suppressed by an appropriate adiabatic switching of the optical lattice. 2006 The American Physical Society.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Matuszewski, M., Krolikowski, W., Trippenbach, M., & Kivshar, Y. S.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Matuszewski, Michal||Krolikowski, Wieslaw||Trippenbach, Marek||Kivshar, Yuri S

publication date

  • June 2006