Prolonging the lifetime of relativistic particles by self-accelerating dirac wavepackets

Ido Kaminer, Jonathan Nemirovsky, Mikael C. Rechtsman, Rivka Bekenstein, Mordechai Segev

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Abstract

We show that shaping the wavepackets of Dirac particles can alter fundamental relativistic effects such as length contraction and time dilation. For example, shaping decaying particles as selfaccelerating Dirac wavepackets extends their lifetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Pages1551p
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529688
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
EventCLEO: QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2015May 15 2015

Other

OtherCLEO: QELS - Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/10/155/15/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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