Bloch oscillations of a free electron in a strong field

Adi Pick*, Ori Reinhardt, Yonatan Plotnik, Liang Jie Wong, Ido Kaminer

*Corresponding author for this work

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We find that electrons in strong electromagnetic fields exhibit Bloch oscillations, in analogy to light propagation in index-gradient waveguide arrays. Our relativistic non-perturbative approach generalizes to multifrequency fields, producing rich variety of oscillations.

Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2018
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781943580422
StatePublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2018 - San Jose, United States
Duration: 13 May 201818 May 2018

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
VolumePart F93-CLEO_QELS 2018
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose

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