Concentrating on experimentally relevant cases we discuss nonlinear dynamics and deterministic chaos in F = 1 and F = 2 spinor Bose-Einstein condensates. A thorough numerical and analytical treatment of the equations of motion of symmetric F = 2 spin dynamics in the single-mode approximation elucidates the complex dynamics and uncovers regions of classical chaos in this important quantum gas system.
|Journal||New Journal of Physics|
|Early online date||30 Apr 2008|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2008|