Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics

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Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics : 

Quantum Mechanics for Applied Physics

Two levels system : 

2 Two levels system | cb(t) | 2 = cos(ωt)2 where ω is the Rabi frequency

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Classical Electrodynamics : 

5 micro/macroscopic electric field micro/macroscopic magnetic field charge/current density Constitutive equations Classical Electrodynamics Potentials Charge conservation polarization magnetization speed of light

Energy & momentum : 

6 Energy & momentum Point charge: , Lorentz force Energy balance in a space domain EM energy density Kinetic energy of charges Poynting’s energy flux vector using identity

Electron in a Magnetic field : 

7 Electron in a Magnetic field Quantization P change to Popand r to rop Wave function Lev_Davidovich_Landau

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8 To actually solve Schrödinger’s equation for an electron confined to a plane in a uniform perpendicular magnetic field, it is convenient to use the Landau gauge. H commutes with px, so H and px have a common set of eigenstates, taking

Landau Levels : 

9 Landau Levels Example of quantization measurement Effects of Landau levels are only observed when the mean thermal energy is smaller than the energy level separation, , meaning low temperatures and strong magnetic fields

Aharonov Bohm : 

10 Aharonov Bohm The Aharonov-Bohm effect demonstrates that the electromagnetic potentials, rather than the electric and magnetic fields, are the fundamental quantities in quantum mechanics. The necessary conditions to observe the Aharonov-Bohm effect, i.e. a shift of the diffraction pattern that varies periodically with B, are:  There must be at least two interfering alternatives for the particle to arrive at the detector, and  At least two of these interfering alternatives must enclose a shielded magnetic field and must be topologically distinct. The animation shows the superposition of the waves for the case with (in blue) and without (in red) a magnetic field.

Magnetic Aharonov Bohm effect : 

11 Magnetic Aharonov Bohm effect Result of the requirement that quantum physics be invariant with respect to the gauge choice for the vector potential A. This implies that a particle with electric charge q traveling along some path P in a region with zero magnetic field must acquire a phase which is in si units: phase difference between any two paths with the same endpoints therefore determined by the magnetic flux Φ through the area between the paths is given by:

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12 Dong-In Chang, Gyong Luck Khym, Kicheon Kang, Yunchul Chung, Hu-Jong Lee, Minky Seo, Moty Heiblum, Diana Mahalu, Vladimir Umansky Nature Physics 4, 205 (2008)

Aharonov-Bohm Oscillations in Semiconductor Quantum Rings : 

13 Aharonov-Bohm Oscillations in Semiconductor Quantum Rings Now an international research team from the Nijmegen High Field Magnet Laboratory (the Netherlands), the Eindhoven University of Technology (the Netherlands), the University of Antwerp (Belgium), the University of Moldova (Moldova) and the the Institute of Microelectronics in Madrid (Spain) has succeeded to detect oscillatory currents carried by single electron states in a semiconductor quantum ring. These findings were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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