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Ground States and Vortices of Matter-wave Condensates and Optical Guilded Waves

Alexander, Tristram J; Berge, Lars I

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We analyze the shape and stability of localized states in nonlinear cubic media with space-dependent potentials modeling an inhomogeneity. By means of a static variational approach, we describe the ground states and vortexlike stationary solutions, either in dilute atom gases or in optical cavities, with an emphasis on parabolic-type potentials. First, we determine the existence conditions for soliton and vortex structures for both focusing and defocusing nonlinearity. It is shown that, even...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/71724
Source: Physical Review E
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.65.026611

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