Publication
Title
Measuring the orbital angular momentum of electron beams
Author
Abstract
The recent demonstration of electron vortex beams has opened up the new possibility of studying orbital angular momentum (OAM) in the interaction between electron beams and matter. To this aim, methods to analyze the OAM of an electron beam are fundamentally important and a necessary next step. We demonstrate the measurement of electron beam OAM through a variety of techniques. The use of forked holographic masks, diffraction from geometric apertures, and diffraction from a knife edge and the application of an astigmatic lens are all experimentally demonstrated. The viability and limitations of each are discussed with supporting numerical simulations.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Physical review : A : atomic, molecular and optical physics. - Lancaster, Pa, 1990 - 2015
Publication
Lancaster, Pa : 2014
ISSN
1094-1622 [online]
1050-2947 [print]
Volume/pages
89(2014), p. 1-5
ISI
000332224100014
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
Research group
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ESTEEM 2 - Enabling science and technology through European electron microscopy.
Counting Atoms in Nanomaterials (COUNTATOMS).
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Affiliation
Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 08.08.2017
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