Interaction of Twisted Light with Electrons in Two-Dimensional Quantum Rings

Péter Mike, Lóránt Zs Szabó, P. Földi

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We investigate the dynamics of charge carriers propagating in a ring being induced by twisted light: The exciting laser beam is assumed to have nonzero orbital angular momentum. The selection rules for the transitions between the eigenstates of the two-dimensional ring are determined with the aid of analytic and numerical methods. Using these results, we gain an insight into the physical process that leads to the transfer of the angular momentum of the laser beam to the electrons in the quantum ring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-472
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Russian Laser Research
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2018


  • orbital angular momentum
  • quantum rings
  • twisted light

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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