Detection of condensate vortex states

E. V. Goldstein, E. M. Wright, P. Meystre

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We discuss a detection scheme that reveals the existence of vortex states in a cylindrically symmetric condensate trap. It relies on the measurement of the second-order correlation function of the Schrödinger field and yields directly the topological charge of the vortex state, as well as direct evidence of the existence of persistent currents.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-579
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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