Can electrons be "guided" or "carried" by a beam of light, something in the manner of how a ship can be guided by a current? So suppose we emit a uniform field of electrons. I don't know if field is the right word. I mean a bunch of electrons of more or less uniform distribution are being shot at a wall that is capable of detecting them. When we detect the electron strikes on this wall, we unsurprisingly find a uniform distribution. Now introduce a thin beam of light shining down the center of this distribution of electrons, towards the wall, and run the experiment again. Will this beam of light have any effect on how the electrons travel and how they strike the wall? Will there, for instance, be a greater density of electrons detected where the light is shining? I am asking because it seems like an electromagnetic wave shined in the path of a moving charge should have some effect on the trajectory of the charge. And I'm wondering if this kind of mechanism could be used to guide or aim a charge? Thanks for your help!