Bliokh, K. Y.; Ivanov, I. P.; Guzzinati, G.; Clark, L.; Van Boxem, R.; Béché, A.; Juchtmans, R.; Alonso, M. A.; Schattschneider, P.; Nori, F.; Verbeeck, J.
Both classical and quantum waves can form vortices: with helical phase fronts
and azimuthal current densities. These features determine the intrinsic orbital
angular momentum carried by localized vortex states. In the past 25 years,
optical vortex beams have become an inherent part of modern optics, with many
remarkable achievements and applications. In the past decade, it has been
realized and demonstrated that such vortex beams or wavepackets can also appear
in free electron waves, in...[Show more]
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