Existence of solitary waves in dipolar quantum gases

Paolo Antonelli, Christof Sparber

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We study a nonlinear Schrdinger equation arising in the mean field description of dipolar quantum gases. Under the assumption of sufficiently strong dipolar interactions, the existence of standing waves, and hence solitons, is proved together with some of their properties. This gives a rigorous argument for the possible existence of solitary waves in BoseEinstein condensates, which originate solely due to the dipolar interaction between the particles. © 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-431
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - Feb 2011
Externally publishedYes


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