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Dirac quantum time mirror

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Both metaphysical and practical considerations related to time inversion have intrigued scientists for generations. Physicists have strived to devise and implement time-inversion protocols, in particular different forms of "time mirrors" for classical waves. Here we propose an instantaneous time mirror for quantum systems, i.e., a controlled time discontinuity generating wave function echoes with high fidelities. This concept exploits coherent particle-hole oscillations in a Dirac spectrum in order to achieve population reversal, and can be implemented in systems such as (real or artificial) graphene.

Original languageEnglish
Article number165421
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 14 Apr 2017


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    Rights statement: Arseni Goussev. 'Dirac quantum time mirror.' Phys. Rev. B, 95: 16. 165421. © 2017 American Physical Society. All rights reserved.

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