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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 26 — Dec. 21, 2009
  • pp: 24198–24207

Global evaluation of closed-loop electron dynamics in quasi-one-dimensional conductors using polarization vortices

Yu Tokizane, Katsuhiro Shimatake, Yasunori Toda, Kazuhiko Oka, Masakatsu Tsubota, Satoshi Tanda, and Ryuji Morita  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 26, pp. 24198-24207 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.024198


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Abstract

We evaluate the quasi-one-dimensional (1D) electron dynamics in a NbSe3 ring crystal using polarization vortex pulses with various azimuthal distributions. The single particle relaxation component reveals a large anisotropy on the crystal, indicating that the electrons in the ring maintain their 1D character. The results also suggest that the polarization vortex evaluates the global polarization property of the closed-loop electron that plays an important role in the quantum correlation phenomena such as the Aharonov-Bohm effect.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(320.7150) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast spectroscopy
(050.4865) Diffraction and gratings : Optical vortices

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: October 23, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 20, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: December 16, 2009
Published: December 18, 2009

Citation
Yu Tokizane, Katsuhiro Shimatake, Yasunori Toda, Kazuhiko Oka, Masakatsu Tsubota, Satoshi Tanda, and Ryuji Morita, "Global evaluation of closed-loop electron dynamics in quasi-one-dimensional conductors using polarization vortices," Opt. Express 17, 24198-24207 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-26-24198


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