Vortex sorter for Bose-Einstein condensates

Graeme Whyte*, John Veitch, Patrik Ohberg, Johannes Courtial

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The sorting of vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) using interferometric technique was studied. It was shown that the BECs in the two arms of the interferometer were rotated with respect to each other through fixed angles. A rotation through fixed angles and sorting was modeled into vortex components with even and odd values of the topological charge of two-dimensional BECs in a number of states. The methods used for rotating BECs involved asymmetric phase imprinting.

Original languageEnglish
Article number011603
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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