Volume 82, Number 6, June 2008
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Published online||03 June 2008|
Relation between phase and dwell times for quantum tunneling of a relativistically propagating particle
Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin, UNICAMP - P.O. Box 6165, 13083-970, Campinas, SP, Brasil
Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 30 April 2008
The general and explicit relation between the phase time and the dwell time for quantum tunneling of a relativistically propagating particle is investigated and quantified. In analogy with previously obtained non-relativistic results, it is shown that the group delay can be described in terms of the dwell time and a self-interference delay. Lessons concerning the phenomenology of the relativistic tunneling are drawn.
PACS: 03.65.Xp – Tunneling, traversal time, quantum Zeno dynamics / 03.65.Pm – Relativistic wave equations
© EPLA, 2008
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