Exact solution of the Thomas-Fermi equation for a trapped Bose-Einstein condensate with dipole-dipole interactions


We derive an exact solution to the Thomas-Fermi equation for a Bose-Einstein condensate sBECd which has dipole-dipole interactions as well as the usual s-wave contact interaction, in a harmonic trap. Remarkably, despite the nonlocal anisotropic nature of the dipolar interaction the solution is an inverted parabola, as in the pure s-wave case, but with a… (More)

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