Nonlinear modes of a macroscopic quantum oscillator

Yuri S. Kivshar*, Tristram J. Alexander, Sergey K. Turitsyn

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    We consider the Bose-Einstein condensate in a parabolic trap as a macroscopic quantum oscillator and describe, analytically and numerically, its collective modes - a nonlinear generalisation of the (symmetric and antisymmetric) Hermite-Gauss eigenmodes of a harmonic quantum oscillator.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)225-230
    Number of pages6
    JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


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