We engineer a variety of topological excitations in a BEC using a two-photon Raman process. Structures such as coreless vortices, fractional vortices, skyrmions, and monopoles can be created.
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A. Hansen, J. T. Schultz, and N. Bigelow, "Spin Textures and Topological Excitations in Spinor 87-Rb Bose-Einstein Condensates," in The Rochester Conferences on Coherence and Quantum Optics and the Quantum Information and Measurement meeting, OSA Technical Digest (online) (Optical Society of America, 2013), paper M6.66.
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