The problem of condensing a system of effectively spin-1/2 atoms while conserving its total spin was studied. A general set of Gross-Pitaevskii equation that describe the two macroscopically occupied wave functions in a general form of trapping potential was derived. Two special cases that demonstrate the general properties of the two occupied wave functions were analyzed.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics