Through an extensive numerical study, we find that the low-lying, quasidegenerate eigenenergies of weakly interacting trapped N bosons with total angular momentum L are given in the case of small LIN and sufficiently small L by E=Lℏω+g[N(N-L/2-1) + 1.59 n(n-1)/2], where ω is the frequency of the trapping potential and g is the strength of the repulsive contact interaction. The last term arises from the pairwise repulsive interaction among n octupole excitations and describes the lowest-lying excitation spectra from the yrast line. In this case, the quadrupole modes do not interact with themselves and, together with the octupole modes, exhaust the low-lying spectra that are separated from others by energy gaps linear in N.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics