Photon interactions for electron microscopy applications
Department of Physics, University of Cambridge, J.J. Thompson Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 0HE, UK
Accepted: 8 November 2010
Published online: 7 June 2011
The Schrödinger equation is applied to the photon-electron interaction to give a unified picture of the ponderomotive refraction effect, Kapitza-Dirac diffraction as well as near field energy gain and loss processes. Analytical solutions are studied for simple cases and the potential use of these phenomena in applications of electron microscopy is discussed.
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