The effect of radiation friction is included in the Hamiltonian treatment of wave-particle interactions with autoresonant phase-locking, yielding a generalized canonical approach to the problem of dissipative dynamics near a nonlinear resonance. As an example, the negative-mass effect exhibited by a charged particle in a pump wave and a static magnetic field is studied in the presence of the friction force due to cyclotron radiation. Particles with negative parallel masses m∥ are shown to transfer their kinetic energy to the pump wave, thus amplifying it. Counterintuitively, such particles also undergo stable dynamics, decreasing their transverse energy monotonically due to cyclotron cooling, whereas some of those with positive m∥ undergo cyclotron heating instead, extracting energy from the pump wave.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics|
|State||Published - Feb 28 2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy(all)