Collision dynamics of non-Abelian vortices in spinor Bose-Einstein condensates

M. Kobayashi, Y. Kawaguchi, M. Nitta, M. Ueda

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Bose-Einstein condensates with spin degrees of freedom admit various topological phases and excitations. Non-Abelian vortices offer a remarkable example which is expected to be realized in the cyclic phase of the spin-2 spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. We demonstrate that the non-Abelian property of non-Abelian vortices shows the unique effect in their collision dynamics, i.e., unlike Abelian vortices, they do neither reconnect themselves nor pass through each other but create a rung vortex between them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-306
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Feb


  • Cyclic phase
  • Non-Abelian vortex
  • Spinor Bose-Einstein condensate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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