Vector azimuthons in two-component Bose-Einstein condensates

Volodymyr M. Lashkin, Elena A. Ostrovskaya, Anton S. Desyatnikov, Yuri S. Kivshar

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We introduce matter-wave vector azimuthons, i.e., spatially localized vortex states with azimuthal modulations of density, in multicomponent Bose-Einstein condensates. These localized states generalize spatially modulated vortex solitons introduced earlier in nonlinear optics and Bose-Einstein condensates. We find, numerically, nonrotating and rotating two-component azimuthons in a Bose-Einstein condensate with a negative scattering length confined by a quasi-two-dimensional parabolic trap.

Original languageEnglish
Article number013615
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 6 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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