Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates: Some Recent Developments

  title={Vortices in Bose-Einstein Condensates: Some Recent Developments},
  author={Panayotis G. Kevrekidis and Ricardo Carretero-Gonz{\'a}lez and Dimitri J. Frantzeskakis and Ioannis G. Kevrekidis},
  journal={Modern Physics Letters B},
In this brief review we summarize a number of recent developments in the study of vortices in Bose-Einstein condensates, a topic of considerable theoretical and experimental interest in the past few years. We examine the generation of vortices by means of phase imprinting, as well as via dynamical instabilities. Their stability is subsequently examined in the presence of purely magnetic trapping, and in the combined presence of magnetic and optical trapping. We then study pairs of vortices and… 
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