LMI Seminar: Quantum Electron-Optics - New Research Directions
Prof. Avraham Gover, TAU
“Quantum Electron Optics” is an emerging research area owing its parentage to the fields of electron optics and quantum optics. This area comprises interaction schemes that can be presented in the quantum or classical limit, such as Compton (Thompson) Scattering, Kapitza-Dirac effect, Free Electron Laser (FEL), Dielectric Laser Accelerator (DLA), and entirely quantum interaction effects as Photon-Induced Near-field Electron Microscopy (PINEM) and ghost imaging (quantum microscope).
Our approach to the field is based on presentation of the electron as a Quantum Electron Wavepacket (QEW). This reveals the reality of shaped quantum electron wavefunction in stimulated interaction with light and in spontaneous superradiance, and delineates the quantum to classical transition limits. Further extension of the QEW model to quantum electron interaction with matter, brought about our new concept of Free-Electron Bound-Electron Resonant Interaction (FEBERI) and its possible use for interrogating the quantum state (qubits and super-qubits) of Two-Level Systems.