Masaya Kato, Xiao-Fei Zhang, and *Hiroki Saito,

Moving obstacle potential in a spin-orbit-coupled Bose-Einstein condensate,

Physical Review A 96, 033613/1-8 (2017).

[Summary] We investigate the dynamics around an obstacle potential moving in the plane-wave state of a pseudospin-1/2 Bose-Einstein condensate with Rashba spin-orbit coupling. We numerically investigate the dynamics of the system and find that it depends not only on the velocity of the obstacle but also significantly on the direction of obstacle motion, both of which are verified by the Bogoliubov analysis. The excitation diagram with respect to the velocity and direction is obtained. The dependence of the critical velocity on the strength of the spin-orbit coupling and the size of the obstacle is also investigated.