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 self-accelerating Dirac wavepackets extends their lifetime.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2015 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781557529688
StatePublished - Aug 10 2015
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 - San Jose, United States
Duration: May 10 2015May 15 2015

Publication series

NameConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest
Volume2015-August

Other

OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015
CountryUnited States
CitySan Jose
Period5/10/155/15/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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    Kaminer, I., Nemirovsky, J., Rechtsman, M. C., Bekenstein, R., & Segev, M. (2015). Prolonging the lifetime of relativistic particles by self-accelerating Dirac wavepackets. In 2015 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO 2015 [7183053] (Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe - Technical Digest; Vol. 2015-August). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..