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Dirac monopoles and dipoles in ferromagnetic spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

Savage, Craig; Ruostekoski, J


We investigate a radial spin hedgehog, analogous to the Dirac monopole, in an optically trapped atomic spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate. By joining together a monopole-antimonopole pair, we may form a vortex line with free ends. We numerically simulate the three-dimensional dynamics and imaginary time relaxation of these structures to nonsingular textures and show they can be observable for realistic experimental parameters.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review A: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics


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