Dynamical instability of a rotating dipolar Bose-Einstein condensate

R.M.W. Bijnen, van, D.H.J. O'Dell, N.G. Parker, A.M. Martin

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We analyze the hydrodynamic solutions for a dilute Bose-Einstein condensate with long-range dipolar interactions in a rotating, elliptical harmonic trap. The static solutions and their regimes of dynamical instability vary nontrivially with the strength of the dipolar interactions. We comprehensively map out this behavior, and, in particular, examine the experimental routes toward unstable dynamics, which, in analogy to conventional condensates, may lead to vortex lattice formation.
Original languageEnglish
Article number150401
Pages (from-to)150401
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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