The quasiparticle excitation spectra of a Bose gas trapped in a highly anisotropic trap is studied with respect to varying total number of particles by numerically solving the effective one-dimensional (1D) Gross–Pitaevskii (GP) equation proposed recently by Mateo et al. We obtain the static properties and Bogoliubov spectra of the system in the high energy domain. This method is computationally efficient and highly accurate for a condensate system undergoing a 1D to three-dimensional (3D) cigar-shaped transition, as is shown through a comparison of our results with both those calculated by the 3D-GP equation and analytical results obtained in limiting cases. We identify the applicable parameter space for the effective 1D-GP equation and find that this equation fails to describe a system with a large number of atoms. We also identify that the description of the transition from 1D Bose–Einstein condensate (BEC) to 3D cigar-shaped BEC using this equation is not smooth, which highlights the fact that for a finite value of a⊥/as the junction between the 1D and 3D crossover is not perfect.
|Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
|Early online date
|21 Jan 2014
|Published - 14 Feb 2014