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Testing Quantum Coherence In Stochastic Electrodynamics With Squeezed Schrödinger Cat States, Wayne Cheng-Wei Huang, Herman Batelaan Apr 2019

Testing Quantum Coherence In Stochastic Electrodynamics With Squeezed Schrödinger Cat States, Wayne Cheng-Wei Huang, Herman Batelaan

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

The interference pattern in electron double-slit diffraction is a hallmark of quantum mechanics. A long-standing question for stochastic electrodynamics (SED) is whether or not it is capable of reproducing such effects, as interference is a manifestation of quantum coherence. In this study, we used excited harmonic oscillators to directly test this quantum feature in SED. We used two counter-propagating dichromatic laser pulses to promote a ground-state harmonic oscillator to a squeezed Schrödinger cat state. Upon recombination of the two well-separated wavepackets, an interference pattern emerges in the quantum probability distribution but is absent in the SED probability distribution. We thus ...


Valley-Dependent Lorentz Force And Aharonov-Bohm Phase In Strained Graphene P-N Junction, Sanjay Prabhakar, Rabindra Nepal, Roderick Melnik, Alexey Kovalev Mar 2019

Valley-Dependent Lorentz Force And Aharonov-Bohm Phase In Strained Graphene P-N Junction, Sanjay Prabhakar, Rabindra Nepal, Roderick Melnik, Alexey Kovalev

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Veselago lens focusing in graphene p−n junction is promising for realizations of new generation electron optics devices. However, the effect of the strain-induced Aharonov-Bohm interference in a p−n junction has not been discussed before. We provide an experimentally feasible setup based on the Veselago lens in which the presence of strain can result in both the valley-dependent Lorentz force and Aharonov-Bohm interference. In particular, by employing the Green's function and tight-binding methods, we study the strain induced by dislocations and line defects in a p−n junction and show how the resulting Aharonov-Bohm phase and interference can ...


Systems And Methods For Scalable Perovskite Device Fabrication, Jinsong Huang, Qingfeng Dong, Yuchuan Shao Jan 2019

Systems And Methods For Scalable Perovskite Device Fabrication, Jinsong Huang, Qingfeng Dong, Yuchuan Shao

Faculty Publications, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Continuous processes for fabricating a perovskite device are described that include forming a perovskite layer or film on a substrate using a linear deposition device , and optionally using a conductive tape lamination process to form an anode or a cathode layer on the perovskite device .