Observations on Sound Propagation in Rapidly Rotating Bose-Einstein Condensates Academic Article uri icon

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  • Repulsive laser potential pulses applied to vortex lattices of rapidly rotating Bose-Einstein condensates create propagating density waves which we have observed experimentally and modeled computationally to high accuracy. We have observed a rich variety of dynamical phenomena ranging from interference effects and shock-wave formation to anisotropic sound propagation.


  • Simula, TP
  • Engels, Paul
  • Coddington, I
  • Schweikhard, V
  • Cornell, EA
  • Ballagh, RJ

publication date

  • March 4, 2005