We investigate vortex states and quantum fluctuations of bilayer atomic gases in rapid rotation. Among mean-field solutions of the Gross-Pitaevskii equation, we consider two types of vortex configurations: the vortex core positions of the layers are coincident or staggered. It is found that the coincident type is energetically preferred in the practical parameter regime. We also calculate the dispersion relations of collective modes and the filling factor for bosons outside the condensates. In the double layer system, quantum depletion is found to be suppressed due to interlayer tunneling. This means that Bose-Einstein condensation is stabilized compared to the single layer case.
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