Anisotropic solitons in dipolar Bose-Einstein condensates

I. Tikhonenkov, B. A. Malomed, A. Vardi

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Starting with a Gaussian variational ansatz, we predict anisotropic bright solitons in quasi-2D Bose-Einstein condensates consisting of atoms with dipole moments polarized perpendicular to the confinement direction. Unlike isotropic solitons predicted for the moments aligned with the confinement axis, no sign reversal of the dipole-dipole interaction is necessary to support the solitons. Direct 3D simulations confirm their stability.

Original languageEnglish
Article number090406
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - 5 Mar 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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