Transmission and reflection of collective modes in spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensate

Shohei Watabe, Yusuke Kato

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We study tunneling properties of collective excitations in spin-1 Bose-Einstein condensates. In the absence of magnetic fields, the total transmission in the long wavelength limit occurs in all kinds of excitations but the quadrupolar spin mode in the ferromagnetic state. The quadrupolar spin mode alone shows the total reflection. A difference between those excitations comes from whether the wavefunction of an excitation corresponds to that of the condensate in the long wavelength limit. The correspondence results in the total transmission as in the spinless BEC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Low Temperature Physics
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Excitation
  • Quantum gas
  • Spin-1 BEC
  • Tunneling problem

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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