Dynamics of kicked matter-wave solitons in an optical lattice

A. Cetoli, L. Salasnich*, B. A. Malomed, F. Toigo

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We investigate effects of the application of a kick to one-dimensional matter-wave solitons in a self-attractive Bose-Einstein condensate trapped in an optical lattice. The resulting soliton's dynamics is studied within the framework of the time-dependent nonpolynomial Schrödinger equation. The crossover from the pinning to quasi-free motion crucially depends on the size of the kick, strength of the self-attraction, and parameters of the optical lattice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1388-1393
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica D: Nonlinear Phenomena
Issue number15
StatePublished - 15 Jul 2009


  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Depinning
  • Periodic potentials
  • Phase imprinting
  • Pinning
  • Solitons


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