Superfluid toroidal currents in atomic condensates

E. Nugent, D. McPeake, J.F. McCann

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The spectrum of collective excitations of oblate toroidal condensates within the Bogoliubov approximation was studied, and the dynamical stability of ring currents around the torus explored. The transition from spheroidal to toroidal geometry of the trap displaced the energy levels into narrow bands. A simple, but accurate, formula was detailed for the lowest angular acoustic modes of excitation, and the splitting energy when a background current is present.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)063606
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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