Physical Review E
Quantum vortex structures and energy cascades are examined for two-dimensional quantum turbulence (2D QT) at zero temperature. A special unitary evolution algorithm, the quantum lattice algorithm, is employed to simulate the Bose-Einstein condensate governed by the Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation. A parameter regime is uncovered in which, as in 3D QT, there is a short Poincare recurrence time. It is demonstrated that such short recurrence times are destroyed by stronger nonlinear interaction. The similar loss of Poincare recurrence is also seen in the 3D GP equation. Various initial conditions are considered in an attempt to discern if 2D QT exhibits inverse cascades as is seen in 2D classical turbulence (CT). In our simulation parameter regimes, no dual cascade spectra were observed for 2D QT-unlike that seen in 2D CT.
Original Publication Citation
Zhang, B., Vahala, G., Vahala, L., & Soe, M. (2011). Unitary-quantum-lattice algorithm for two-dimensional quantum turbulence. Physical Review E, 84(046701). doi: 10.1103/PhysRevE.84.046701
Zhang, Bo; Vahala, George; Vahala, Linda L.; and Soe, Min, "Unitary-Quantum-Lattice Algorithm for Two-Dimensional Quantum Turbulence" (2011). Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty Publications. 54.