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Collimating electrons with quantum interference in graphene
Author(s): Ke Wang

Paper Abstract

The relativistic charge carriers in monolayer graphene can be manipulated in manners akin to conventional optics (electron-optics): angle-dependent Klein tunneling collimates an electron beam (analogous to a laser), while a Veselago refraction process focuses it (analogous to an optical lens). Both processes have been previously investigated, but the collimation and focusing efficiency have been reported to be relatively low even in state-of-the-art ballistic pn-junction devices. In this talk, we will present a novel device architecture of a graphene microcavity defined by carefully-engineered local strain and electrostatic fields. We create a controlled electron-optic interference process at zero magnetic field as a consequence of consecutive Veselago refractions in the microcavity, which we utilize to localize uncollimated electrons and further improve collimation efficiency.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 August 2021
Proc. SPIE 11805, Spintronics XIV, 118051A (3 August 2021); doi: 10.1117/12.2605056
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Ke Wang, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11805:
Spintronics XIV
Henri-Jean M. Drouhin; Jean-Eric Wegrowe; Manijeh Razeghi, Editor(s)

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