Ultrafast dynamics in the presence of antiferromagnetic correlations in electron doped cuprate La2 xCexCuO4±δ

I. Vishik, F. Mahmood, Z. Alpichshev, N. Gedik, J. Higgins, R. Greene, Physical Review B 95 (2017).


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We used femtosecond optical pump-probe spectroscopy to study the photoinduced change in reflectivity of thin films of the electron-doped cuprate La2-xCexCuO4 (LCCO) with dopings of x=0.08 (underdoped) and x=0.11 (optimally doped). Above Tc, we observe fluence-dependent relaxation rates that begin at a temperature similar to the one where transport measurements first show signatures of antiferromagnetic correlations. Upon suppressing superconductivity with a magnetic field, it is found that the fluence and temperature dependence of relaxation rates are consistent with bimolecular recombination of electrons and holes across a gap (2ΔAF) originating from antiferromagnetic correlations which comprise the pseudogap in electron-doped cuprates. This can be used to learn about coupling between electrons and high-energy (ω>2ΔAF) excitations in these compounds and set limits on the time scales on which antiferromagnetic correlations are static.
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2017-03-13
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Physical Review B
Acknowledgement
Optical pump-probe work was supported by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's EPiQS initiative through Grant No. GBMF4540. Materials growth and characterization was supported by AFOSR FA95501410332 and NSF DMR1410665.
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95
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11
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Vishik I, Mahmood F, Alpichshev Z, Gedik N, Higgins J, Greene R. Ultrafast dynamics in the presence of antiferromagnetic correlations in electron doped cuprate La2 xCexCuO4±δ. Physical Review B. 2017;95(11). doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.115125
Vishik, I., Mahmood, F., Alpichshev, Z., Gedik, N., Higgins, J., & Greene, R. (2017). Ultrafast dynamics in the presence of antiferromagnetic correlations in electron doped cuprate La2 xCexCuO4±δ. Physical Review B, 95(11). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.115125
Vishik, Inna, Fahad Mahmood, Zhanybek Alpichshev, Nuh Gedik, Joshu Higgins, and Richard Greene. “Ultrafast Dynamics in the Presence of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Electron Doped Cuprate La2 XCexCuO4±δ.” Physical Review B 95, no. 11 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.95.115125.
I. Vishik, F. Mahmood, Z. Alpichshev, N. Gedik, J. Higgins, and R. Greene, “Ultrafast dynamics in the presence of antiferromagnetic correlations in electron doped cuprate La2 xCexCuO4±δ,” Physical Review B, vol. 95, no. 11, 2017.
Vishik I, Mahmood F, Alpichshev Z, Gedik N, Higgins J, Greene R. 2017. Ultrafast dynamics in the presence of antiferromagnetic correlations in electron doped cuprate La2 xCexCuO4±δ. Physical Review B. 95(11).
Vishik, Inna, et al. “Ultrafast Dynamics in the Presence of Antiferromagnetic Correlations in Electron Doped Cuprate La2 XCexCuO4±δ.” Physical Review B, vol. 95, no. 11, American Physical Society, 2017, doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.95.115125.

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