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Aharonov–Bohm phase shifts induced by laser pulses

Barwick, B. and Batelaan, H. (2008) Aharonov–Bohm phase shifts induced by laser pulses. New Journal of Physics, 10 (8). 083036. ISSN 1367-2630. doi:10.1088/1367-2630/10/8/083036.

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An experimentally accessible scalar Aharonov–Bohm (AB)-effect is proposed using a ponderomotive potential induced by a pulsed laser. This ponderomotive AB (PAB)-effect is unique in that the time-averaged description is classified as type-I, whereas the underlying time-dependent theory is classified as type-II. Not only is the PAB-effect of fundamental interest, it may also be used to characterize ultrashort electron pulses (<100 fs), using low power femtosecond lasers, which is important for ultrafast electron diffraction and microscopy.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 2008 Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft & Institute of Physics. Received 27 May 2008. Published 26 August 2008. This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant no. 0653182.
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