Transformations of a wave packet in a Penning trap

  • D. J. C. Fernández


The techniques of manipulating the wave packet of a nonrelativistic charged particle in a Penning trap are studied. It is shown that a simple method involving electric shocks applied to the Penning-trap surface can induce the packet to undergo the Fourier, parity, rotation and scale transformations. Some possible technological consequences are discussed.


PACS 03.65.Sq Semiclassical theories and applications PACS 03.65.Bz Foundations theory of measurement miscellaneous theories PACS 32.80.Pj Optical cooling of atoms trapping 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. J. C. Fernández
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaCentro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico NacionalMéxicoMéxico

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