Dressed-particle approach in the nonrelativistic classical limit

I. Y. Dodin, N. J. Fisch

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For a nonrelativistic classical particle undergoing arbitrary oscillations in external fields, the generalized effective potential Ψ is derived through calculating the nonlinear eigenfrequencies of the particle-field system. Specifically, the ponderomotive potential is extended to a nonlinear oscillator, resulting in multiple branches near the primary resonance. For a pair of particle natural frequencies in a beat resonance, Ψ scales linearly with the internal actions and is analogous to the dipole potential for a two-level quantum system. Thus cold quantum particles and highly excited quasiclassical objects permit uniform manipulation tools, particularly, one-way walls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number026407
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability


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