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Colloquium: October 1, 2014

Ivan Shelykh*
Optical Analogs of Aharonov-Bohm Effect
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October 01, 2014 Wednesday 15:40 EE01

Host: Atilla Erçelebi

ABSTRACT —  Aharonov-Bohm effect is connected by direct influence of the vector potential on phase of wavefunction of a charged particle. In the domain of mesoscopic transport its consequence is appearance of the oscillations of conductance of mesoscopic rings in both ballistic and diffusive regime. Fundamantally, the phenomenon is a consequence of the breaking of time- reversion symmetry and is one of the manifestations of the geometric phase. In our talk we will consider two novel analogues of the Aharonov- Bohm effect. We will consider the oscillations in mesoscopic conductance induced by circular polarized light and polariton interferometer on geometric phase.

*University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland

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