Dynamics of a single particle in a Paul trap in the presence of the damping force

T. Hasegawa, K. Uehara

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Abstract

The motion of a single charged particle in a Paul trap in the presence of the damping force is investigated theoretically and the modified stability diagrams in the parameter space are calculated. The results show that the stable regions in the a-q parameter plane are not only enlarged but also shifted. Consequently, the damping force causes instability in some cases, contrary to intuition. As a by-product of the calculation, we derive new theoretical approximate expressions for the secular-oscillation frequency. In the limiting case of no damping, these formulas are in good agreement with early measurements done by Wuerker et al.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-163
Number of pages5
JournalApplied Physics B Laser and Optics
Volume61
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Aug 1

Keywords

  • 07.60. -j

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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