Dynamical decoupling and dynamical isolation in temporally modulated coupled pendulums
INO-CNR BEC Center and Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Trento - via Sommarive 14, 38123 Povo, Italy
Received: 16 January 2014
Accepted: 3 April 2014
We theoretically study the dynamics of a pair of coupled pendulums subject to a periodic temporal modulation of their oscillation frequency. Inspired from analogous developments in quantum mechanics, we anticipate dynamical localization and dynamical isolation effects, as well as the occurrence of non-trivial coupling phases. Perspectives in the direction of studying synthetic gauge fields in a classical mechanics context are outlined.
PACS: 45.20.D- – Newtonian mechanics / 46.40.Ff – Resonance, damping, and dynamic stability / 03.65.Vf – Phases: geometric; dynamic or topological
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