The nonequilibrium dynamics of a rapidly quenched spin-1 Bose gas with spin-orbit coupling is studied. By solving the stochastic projected Gross-Pitaevskii equation, we show that crystallization of half-skyrmions (merons), can occur in a spinor condensate of 87Rb. The stability of such a crystal structure is analyzed. Likewise, inverted half-skyrmions can be created in a spin-polarized spinor condensate of 23Na. Our studies provide a chance to explore the fundamental properties of skyrmionlike matter.
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2012 Aug 2|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics