Two dark solitons are considered in a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate with an external magnetic trap, and effects of the trap potential on their dynamics are investigated by the numerical simulation. The results show that the dark solitons attract, collide and repel periodically in two components as time changes, the time period depends strictly on the initial condition and the potential, and there are obvious self-trapping effects on the two dark solitons.
© 2008 Chinese Optics Letters
Hong Li and D. N. Wang, "Effects of external magnetic trap on two dark solitons of a two-component Bose-Einstein condensate," Chin. Opt. Lett. 6, 611-614 (2008)