Two-dimensional fermionic Hong-Ou-Mandel interference with massless Dirac fermions
Abbreviated Journal Title
Phys. Rev. B
QUANTUM INTERFERENCE; SPIN STATES; GRAPHENE; ELECTRONS; PHOTONS; OPTICS; FLOW; Physics, Condensed Matter
We propose a two-dimensional Hong-Ou-Mandel (HOM) type interference experiment for massless Dirac fermions in graphene and 3D topological insulators. Since massless Dirac fermions exhibit linear dispersion, similar to photons in vacuum, they can be used to obtain the HOM interference intensity pattern as a function of the delay time between two massless Dirac fermions. We show that while the Coulomb interaction leads to a significant change in the angle dependence of the tunneling of two identical massless Dirac fermions incident from opposite sides of a potential barrier, it does not affect the HOM interference pattern. We apply our formalism to develop a massless Dirac fermion beam splitter (BS) for controlling the transmission and reflection coefficients. We calculate the resulting time-resolved correlation function for two identical massless Dirac fermions scattering off the BS.
Physical Review B
"Two-dimensional fermionic Hong-Ou-Mandel interference with massless Dirac fermions" (2014). Faculty Bibliography 2010s. 5567.