Motion of a condensate in a shaken and vibrating harmonic trap

Y. Japha, Y. B. Band

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The dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC) in a time-dependent harmonic trapping potential is determined for arbitrary variations of the position of the centre of the trap and its frequencies. The dynamics of the BEC wavepacket is soliton-like. The motion of the centre of the wavepacket, and the spatially and temporally dependent phase (which affects the coherence properties of the BEC) multiplying the soliton-like part of the wavepacket, are analytically determined.

Original languageEnglish
Article number315
Pages (from-to)2383-2389
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number10
StatePublished - 28 May 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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