Phase sensitivity of slow electrons to interactions with weak potentials

S. M. Kennedy, D. E. Jesson, M. J. Morgan, A. E. Smith, P. F. Barker

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The interaction of very slow electrons with weak potentials is investigated in an exactly soluble, one-dimensional quantum mechanical model. Slow electrons are produced by a decelerating ramp potential, as in experimental mirror electron microscopy, so the electrons can interact with a weak field as they slow and reverse direction. Our model provides a wave mechanical interpretation of this turning point region and suggests the possibility of imaging optical fields utilizing the phase of electron matter waves. © 2006 The American Physical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044701
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume74
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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Kennedy, S. M., Jesson, D. E., Morgan, M. J., Smith, A. E., & Barker, P. F. (2006). Phase sensitivity of slow electrons to interactions with weak potentials. Physical Review A, 74(4), [044701]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.74.044701
Kennedy, S. M. ; Jesson, D. E. ; Morgan, M. J. ; Smith, A. E. ; Barker, P. F. / Phase sensitivity of slow electrons to interactions with weak potentials. In: Physical Review A. 2006 ; Vol. 74, No. 4.
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Kennedy, SM, Jesson, DE, Morgan, MJ, Smith, AE & Barker, PF 2006, 'Phase sensitivity of slow electrons to interactions with weak potentials', Physical Review A, vol. 74, no. 4, 044701. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.74.044701

Phase sensitivity of slow electrons to interactions with weak potentials. / Kennedy, S. M.; Jesson, D. E.; Morgan, M. J.; Smith, A. E.; Barker, P. F.

In: Physical Review A, Vol. 74, No. 4, 044701, 2006.

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