Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 99, Issue 3, pp 503–508 | Cite as

Mesoscopic interferometers for electron waves

  • D. Rohrlich
Coherent Effects for Electron and Photon Waves


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.


Spectroscopy Point Contact Beam Splitter Fundamental Difference Optical Spectroscopy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Rohrlich
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  1. 1.Department of Condensed Matter PhysicsWeizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael

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