Self-accelerating matter waves

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Modern Physics Letters B, vol.29, no.28, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1142/s0217984915501717
  • Journal Name: Modern Physics Letters B
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Keywords: Self-accelerating waves, Airy waves, Bose-Einstein condensate, AIRY BEAMS, GENERATION, SOLITONS, PACKETS
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


© 2015 World Scientific Publishing Company.The free particle Schrödinger equation admits a nontrivial self-accelerating Airy wave packet solution. Recently, the Airy beams that freely accelerate in space was experimentally realized in photonics community. Here, we present self-accelerating waves for the Bose-Einstein condensate in a time-dependent harmonic oscillator potential. We show that parity and time reversal symmetries for self-accelerating waves are spontaneously broken.