Excitation Spectrum of a Bose-Einstein Condensate

J. Steinhauer, R. Ozeri, N. Katz, N. Davidson

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We report a measurement of the excitation spectrum [Formula presented] and the static structure factor [Formula presented] of a Bose-Einstein condensate. The excitation spectrum displays a linear phonon regime, as well as a parabolic single-particle regime. The linear regime provides an upper limit for the superfluid critical velocity, by the Landau criterion. The excitation spectrum agrees well with the Bogoliubov spectrum in the local density approximation, even close to the long-wavelength limit of the region of applicability. Feynman’s relation between [Formula presented] and [Formula presented] is verified, within an overall constant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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