We construct an N = 2 supersymmetric extension of the Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator for distinct frequencies of oscillation. A link to a set of decoupled N = 2 supersymmetric harmonic oscillators with alternating sign in the Hamiltonian is introduced. Symmetries of the model are discussed in detail. The investigation of a quantum counterpart of the constructed model shows that the corresponding Fock space contains negative norm states and the energy spectrum of the system is unbounded from below.
- Newton-Hooke algebra
- Pais-Uhlenbeck oscillator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics