### Abstract

We extend our earlier study of the ground state of a bosonic quasiparticle Hamiltonian by investigating the effect of a constant external velocity field. Below a critical velocity the ground state is a quasiparticle vacuum, corresponding to a pure superfluid phase at zero temperature. Beyond the critical velocity energy minimization leads to a macroscopic condensation of quasiparticles at a nonzero wave vector k_{v} parallel to the velocity v. Simultaneously, physical particles also undergo a condensation at k _{v} and, to a smaller extent, at -k_{v}. Together with the Bose-Einstein condensation at k=0, the three coexisting condensates give rise to density modulations of wave vectors k_{v} and 2k_{v}. For larger |v| our model predicts a bifurcation of k_{v} with corresponding two pure condensates and no density modulation.

Original language | English |
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Article number | 043640 |

Journal | Physical Review A |

Volume | 88 |

Issue number | 4 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Oct 29 2013 |

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**Condensation of quasiparticles and density modulation beyond the superfluid critical velocity.** / Süto, András; Szépfalusy, P.

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*Physical Review A*, vol. 88, no. 4, 043640. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.88.043640

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N2 - We extend our earlier study of the ground state of a bosonic quasiparticle Hamiltonian by investigating the effect of a constant external velocity field. Below a critical velocity the ground state is a quasiparticle vacuum, corresponding to a pure superfluid phase at zero temperature. Beyond the critical velocity energy minimization leads to a macroscopic condensation of quasiparticles at a nonzero wave vector kv parallel to the velocity v. Simultaneously, physical particles also undergo a condensation at k v and, to a smaller extent, at -kv. Together with the Bose-Einstein condensation at k=0, the three coexisting condensates give rise to density modulations of wave vectors kv and 2kv. For larger |v| our model predicts a bifurcation of kv with corresponding two pure condensates and no density modulation.

AB - We extend our earlier study of the ground state of a bosonic quasiparticle Hamiltonian by investigating the effect of a constant external velocity field. Below a critical velocity the ground state is a quasiparticle vacuum, corresponding to a pure superfluid phase at zero temperature. Beyond the critical velocity energy minimization leads to a macroscopic condensation of quasiparticles at a nonzero wave vector kv parallel to the velocity v. Simultaneously, physical particles also undergo a condensation at k v and, to a smaller extent, at -kv. Together with the Bose-Einstein condensation at k=0, the three coexisting condensates give rise to density modulations of wave vectors kv and 2kv. For larger |v| our model predicts a bifurcation of kv with corresponding two pure condensates and no density modulation.

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