Stochastic growth dynamics and composite defects in quenched immiscible binary condensates

I.-K. Liu, R. W. Pattinson, T. P. Billam, S. A. Gardiner, S. L. Cornish, T.-M. Huang, W.-W. Lin, S.-C. Gou, N. G. Parker, N. P. Proukakis
2016 Physical Review A  
We study the sensitivity of coupled condensate formation dynamics on the history of initial stochastic domain formation in the context of instantaneously quenched elongated harmonically-trapped immiscible two-component atomic Bose gases. The spontaneous generation of defects in the fastest condensing component, and subsequent coarse-graining dynamics, can lead to a deep oscillating microtrap into which the other component condenses, thereby establishing a long-lived composite defect in the form
more » ... of a dark-bright solitary wave. We numerically map out diverse key aspects of these competing growth dynamics, focussing on the role of shot-to-shot fluctuations and global parameter changes (initial state choices, quench parameters and condensate growth rates). We conclude that phase-separated structures observable on experimental timescales are likely to be metastable states whose form is influenced by the stability and dynamics of the spontaneously-emerging dark-bright solitary wave.
doi:10.1103/physreva.93.023628 fatcat:dvj3m3gd75hgdbrsxxko6tptly