REFLECTION AND TRANSMISSION OF SELF-ACCELERATING WAVE PACKETS
Airy beams have been studied in an optical context since their discovery in the late 1970s and have found numerous applications in technologies such as microscopy and optical trapping. Many of these applications are based on the wave packets’ unique features such as zero or minimal diffraction, self-acceleration, and self-healing. Recently, Airy beams have been produced using electrons and these matter waves exhibit many of the same unique characteristics of their optical counterparts. We use our Path Integral Quantum Trajectory (PIQTr) model to present a study of the reflection and transmission of matter Airy wave packets. Like the more familiar Gaussian wave packets, Airy beams have a Gaussian momentum distribution. However, despite this similarity, Airy beams show unique features for transmission and reflection.
Dusing, Glenn, "REFLECTION AND TRANSMISSION OF SELF-ACCELERATING WAVE PACKETS" (2019). University Research Symposium. 315.