Condensation transition of ultracold bose gases with rashba spin-orbit coupling

Tomoki Ozawa, Gordon Baym

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We study the Bose-Einstein condensate phase transition of three-dimensional ultracold bosons with isotropic Rashba spin-orbit coupling. Investigating the structure of Ginzburg-Landau free energy as a function of the condensate density, we show, within the Bogoliubov approximation, that the condensate phase transition is first order with a jump in the condensate density. We calculate the transition temperature and the jump in the condensate density at the transition for large spin-orbit coupling, where the transition temperature depends linearly on the density of particles. Finally, we discuss the feasibility of producing the phase transition experimentally.

Original languageEnglish
Article number085304
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb 22
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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