Synchrotron radiation happens because circular motion of electrons produce a tangential acceleration-- or something along those lines.
Point is, photons are produced by these accelerated electrons.
As far as I know, emission of photons act as a brake and slows electrons down.
My question is this.
Given that photons are emitted in a quantized way, I.e. can only take certain energies, I would think that this is not a continuous process. Rather, these emissions would take place at a regular frequency (I assume this frequency is not the one of the emissions).
Is this true? Do electrons emit photons one by one, with a distinct recoil each time?