Parametrically pumped electron oscillators

J. Tan*, G. Gabrielse

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Parametrically pumped electron oscillators synchronize abruptly when the pump power exceeds a threshold and the oscillators are radiatively cooled in a cylindrical Penning trap. The collisionally coupled electron oscillators are under precise experimental control and exhibit a rich and varied nonlinear dynamics, with abrupt thresholds, hysteresis, abrupt transitions between bistable response phases, etc. Synchronized electrons are an ideal probe of the radiation field of a trap cavity, opening the way to a new generation of electron magnetic-moment measurements and to sideband cooling of an electron motion to millikelvin temperatures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3105-3122
Number of pages18
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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