Date of Award

8-31-2017

Document Type

Campus Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Physics, Applied

First Advisor

Maxim Olchanyi

Second Advisor

Vanja Dunjko

Third Advisor

Bala Sundaram

Abstract

Multisoliton solutions---breathers in particular---are supported by the 1D Gross-Pitaevskii equation (1D GPE), known to be integrable. The 3D generalization of this equation (3D GPE) describes the dynamics of Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC) of cold atomic vapors in optical traps. In this thesis we present a simulation of a BEC showing 1D breather behavior when the BEC is confined to a proximity to a 1D regime.

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