Free Electron Light Interactions


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R. Dahan†, S. Nehemia†,  M. Shentcis, O. Reinhardt, Y. Adiv, X. Shi, O. Be’er,  M. H. Lynch, Y. Kurman, K. Wang and I. Kaminer, Resonant phase-matching between a light wave and a free-electron wavefunction, Nature Physics 16, 1123-1131 (2020)   (Supplementary materials, videos)   § Highlighted on the Phys.Org
Y. M. Pan†, E. Cohen†, E. Karimi, A. Gover, I. Kaminer and Y. Aharonov, Weak measurement, projective measurement and quantum-to-classical transitions in electron-photon interactions, in progress.
S. Fisher, C. Roques-Carmes, N. Rivera, L. J. Wong, I. Kaminer, M. Soljačić, Monochromatic X-ray source based on scattering from a magnetic nanoundulator, ACS Photonics 7, 1096 (2020)
K. Wang, R. Dahan, M. Shentcis, Y. Kauffmann, A. Ben- Hayun, O. Reinhardt, S. Tsesses, I. KaminerCoherent Interaction between Free Electrons and Cavity Photons, Nature 582, 50 (2020) (Supplementary materials)
O. Reinhardt, C. Mechel, I. Kaminer, Free-Electron Qubits, Annalen der Physik 533, 2000254 (2020) (Supplementary material)
Y. Sheffer, Y. Hadad, M. H. Lynch and I. Kaminer, Towards Precision Measurements of Radiation Reaction, arXiv:1812.10188
L. J. Wong, N. Rivera, C. Murdia, T. Christensen, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, and I. Kaminer, Coherent control of quantum electrodynamical processes with shaped electron wavepacketsNature Commun. 12, 1700 (2021) (Supplementary materials, Peer review file)
A. Pizzi, G. Rosolen, L. J. Wong, R. Ischebeck, M. Soljačić, T. Feurer, and I. Kaminer, Graphene Metamaterials for Intense, Tunable, and Compact Extreme Ultraviolet and X-Ray SourcesAdv. Sci., 1901609 (2019).  (Supplementary materials)
N. Rivera, L. J. Wong, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić & I. Kaminer, Light emission based on nanophotonic vacuum forces, Nature Physics,  (2019). (Supplementary materials).§ Highlighted in physicsworld
M. H. Lynch, E. Cohen, Y. Hadad, and I. KaminerAccelerated-Cherenkov radiation and signatures of radiation reaction, New J. Phys., 21, 083038 (2019)
R. Remez, A. Karnieli, S. Trajtenberg-Mills, N. Shapira, I. Kaminer, Yossi Lereah, and A. Ariel, Observing the quantum wave nature of free electrons through spontaneous emission, Phys. Rev. Lett., 123, 060401 (2019) (Supplementary materials)
C. Roques-Carmes, Steven E. Kooi, Y. Yang, A. Massuda, P. Keathley, A. Zaidi, Y. Yang, J. D. Joannopoulos, K. Berggren, I. Kaminer and M. Soljačić, Towards integrated tunable all-silicon free-electron light sourcesNature Commun., 10, 3176 (2019)
G. M. Vanacore, G. Berruto, I. Madan, E. Pomarico, P. Biagioni, R. J. Lamb, D. McGrouther, O. Reinhardt, I. Kaminer, B. Barwick, H. Larocque, V. Grillo, E. Karimi, F. J. Garcia de Abajo and F. Carbone, Ultrafast Generation and Control of an Electron Vortex Beam via Chiral Plasmonic Near FieldsNature Materials, 18, 573–579  (2019)
§  Selected for News & Views in Nature Materials.
N. Rivera, L. J. Wong, M. Soljačić, and I. Kaminer, Ultrafast Multiharmonic Plasmon Generation by Optically Dressed Electrons, Phys. Rev. Lett., 122, 53901 (2019). 
C. Roques-Carmes, N. Rivera, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, and I. Kaminer, Nonperturbative Quantum Electrodynamics in the Cherenkov Effect, Phys. Rev. X., 8, 041013 (2018).
A. Massuda, C. Roques-Carmes, Y. Yang, S. E. Kooi, Y. Yang, C. Murdia, K. K. Berggren, I. Kaminer, M. Soljačić, Smith-Purcell radiation from low-energy electrons, ACS Photonics, 5 (9), 3513–3518 (2018).
(Supplementary materials)
W. Cai†, O. Reinhardt†, I. Kaminer, and F. J. Garcia de Abajo, Efficient orbital angular momentum transfer between plasmons and free electrons, Phys. Rev. B, 98, 045424 (2018).
G. Rosolen, L. J. Wong, N. Rivera, B. Maes, M. Soljačić and I. KaminerVersatile metasurface-based free electron multi-harmonic light source, Light Sci. Appl., 7,  64 (2018).
(Supplementary materials)
X. Shi†, X. Lin†, I. Kaminer, F. Gao, Z. Yang, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, and B. Zhang, Superlight Inverse Doppler Effect, Nature Physics, 14, 1001–1005 (2018).
Y. Yang, A. Massuda, C. Roques-Carmes, S. E. Kooi, T. Christensen, S. G. Johnson, J. D. Joannopoulos, O. D. Miller, I. Kaminer, M. Soljačić, Maximal Photon Emission and Energy Loss from Free Electrons, Nature Physics, 14, 894–899 (2018).
(Supplementary materials)
G. M. Vanacore, I. Madan, G. Berruto, K. Wang, E. Pomarico, R. J. Lamb, D. McGrouther, I. Kaminer, B. Barwick, F. Javier Garcia de Abajo, F. Carbone, Attosecond coherent control of free-electron wave functions using semi-infinite light fields, Nature Commun., 9, 2694 (2018).
§ Highlighted on the Phys.Org.
X. Lin, S. Easo, Y. Shen, H. Chen, B. Zhang, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, and I. Kaminer, Controlling Cherenkov angles with resonance transition radiation, Nature Physics, 14, 816–821 (2018).
(Supplementary materials)
§ Selected for Research Highlights in Nature Photonics.
E. Pomarico, I. Madan, G. Berruto, G. M. Vanacore, K. Wang, I. Kaminer, F. J. García de Abajo, and F. Carbone, meV resolution in laser-assisted energy-filtered transmission electron microscopy, ACS Photonics. 5 (3), 759–764 (2018).
H. Larocque, I. Kaminer, V. Grillo, R. W Boyd, E. Karimi, Twisting neutrons may reveal their internal structure, Nature Physics 14, 1-2. (2018). (Correspondence)
H. Larocque, I. Kaminer, V. Grillo, G. Leuchs, M. J. Padgett, R. W. Boyd, M. Segev, and E. Karimi, “Twisted” Electrons, Contemp. Phys. 59:2,126-144 (2017).
R. Remez, N. Shapira, C. Roques-Carmes, R. Tirole, Y. Lereah, M. Soljačić, I. Kaminer, and A. Arie, Spectral and spatial shaping of Smith Purcell Radiation, Phys. Rev. A, 96, 061801 (Rapid Communication) (2017).
L. J. Wong, K.-H. Hong, S. Carbajo, A. Fallahi, P. Piot, M. Soljačić, J. D. Joannopoulos, F. X. Kärtner, and I. Kaminer, Laser-Induced Linear-Field Particle Acceleration in Free Space, Sci. Rep. 7, 11159 (2017).
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M. Mutzafi, I. Kaminer, G. Harari and M. Segev, Non-Diffracting Electron Vortex Beams Balancing Their Electron-Electron Interactions, Nature Commun. 8, 650 (2017).
S. Tsesses, G. Bartal, and I. Kaminer, Light generation via quantum interaction of electrons with periodic nanostructures, Phys. Rev. A 95, 013832 (2017).
X. Lin, I. Kaminer, X. Shi, F. Gao, Z. Yang, Z. Gao, H. Buljan, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Soljačić, H.Chen, B. Zhang, Splashing transients of 2D plasmons launched by swift electrons, Sci. Adv. 3, e1601192 (2017).
(Supplementary Materials and Movie showing time evolution of 2D plasmons launched by swift electrons)
I. Kaminer, S. E. Kooi, R. Shilo, B. Zhen, R. Remez, Y. Shen, J. Lopez, Y. Yang, J. D. Joannopoulos, A. Arie, and M. Soljačić, Spectrally and spatially resolved Smith-Purcell radiation in plasmonic crystals with short-range disorder, Phys. Rev. X 7, 011003 (2017).
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I. Kaminer, M. Mutzafi, A. Levy, G. Harari, H. Herzig Sheinfux, S. Skirlo, J. Nemirovsky, J. D. Joannopoulos, M. Segev, M. Soljačić, Quantum Čerenkov Radiation: Spectral Cutoffs and the Role of Spin and Orbital Angular Momentum, Phys. Rev. X 6, 011006 (2016).
(Supplementary materials)
§ Selected for Research Highlights in Nature Physics.
L. J. Wong†, I. Kaminer†, O. Ilic, J. D. Joannopoulos, and M. Soljačić, Towards Graphene Plasmon-Based Free-Electron IR to X-ray Sources, Nature Photonics 10, 46 (2016).
(Supplementary materials)
§ Featured on the MIT front page, and was also selected for News & Views in Nature Photonics.
§ Featured on A*STAR Research Highlight.
I. Kaminer, J. Nemirovsky, M. Rechtsman, R. Bekenstein and M. Segev, Self-accelerating Dirac particles and prolonging the lifetime of relativistic fermions, Nature Physics 11, 261(2015).
(Supplementary materials)
§ Published as the journal cover of Nature Physics. It was also selected for News & Views in Nature Physics, and received commentary in several magazines.