Classical-linear-chain behavior from dipolar droplets to supersolids

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We investigate the classicality of linear dipolar droplet arrays through a normal mode analysis of the dynamical properties in comparison to the supersolid regime. The vibrational patterns of isolated-droplet crystals that time-evolve after a small initial kick closely follow the properties of a linear droplet chain. For larger kick velocities, however, droplets may coalesce and separate again, showing distinct deviations from classicality. In the supersolid regime the normal modes are eliminated by a counterflow of mass between the droplets, signaled by a reduction of the center-of-mass motion. Our study effectively captures the vibrational patterns of isolated droplets in the presence of three-body loss and can be generalized to systems with a larger number of droplet arrays.
Original languageEnglish
Article number043319
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume 107
Issue number043319
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Apr 23

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics


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