Two-phonon absorption by the real squashing mode in superfluid 3He-B
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- Ohio State University
We have observed in superfluid B3 two-phonon absorption, which is one of the nonlinear effects recently predicted by McKenzie and Sauls. The J=2+ real squashing mode was excited with two coincident sound pulses at the temperature T+, fsignal+fpump=frsq(T+), under 0, 2.7, and 3.5 bars pressure. The heights of the attenuation peaks scale almost linearly with the energy of the higher-intensity wave, in qualitative agreement with the theory. Furthermore, a satellite peak appears even in zero magnetic field, which originates from the reflected wave.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 17 Jun 1991|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|