David Holdaway: Research

My research area is one dimensional Bose gases with attractive interactions, a system which can and has been achieved by placing a Bose gas in a radial symmetric, harmonic confining potential with energy level spacings much larger than the chemical potential and thermal energy scales. The focus of my research so far has been attempting to develop a many body quantum theory describing systems of bright matter wave solitons oscillating in a cigar shaped harmonic trap, as well as investigating the conditions of centre of mass seperability and weak coupling. Other areas I am interested in researching in the area include creating macroscopic non local superpositions of solitons by splitting the center of mass wavefunction component via a sharp defect in the system.

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