Mesoscopic interferometers for electron waves

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Mesoscopic interferometers are electronic analogues of optical interferometers, with "quantum point contacts" playing the role of optical beam splitters. Mesoscopic analogues of two-slit, Mach-Zehnder and Fabry-Perot interferometers have been built. A fundamental difference between electron and photon interferometry is that electron interferometry is nonlocal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)521-526
Number of pages6
JournalOptika i Spektroskopiya
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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