Competition between the pseudogap and superconducting states of Bi 2Sr2Ca0.92Y0.08Cu2O 8+δ single crystals revealed by ultrafast broadband optical reflectivity

G. Coslovich, C. Giannetti, F. Cilento, S. Dal Conte, T. Abebaw, D. Bossini, G. Ferrini, H. Eisaki, M. Greven, A. Damascelli, F. Parmigiani

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Abstract

Ultrafast broadband transient reflectivity experiments are performed to study the interplay between the nonequilibrium dynamics of the pseudogap and the superconducting phases in Bi2Sr2Ca0.92Y 0.08Cu2O8+δ. Once superconductivity is established, the relaxation of the pseudogap proceeds ∼2 times faster than in the normal state, and the corresponding transient reflectivity variation changes sign after ∼0.5 ps. The results can be described by a set of coupled differential equations for the pseudogap and for the superconducting order parameter. The sign and strength of the coupling term suggest a remarkably weak competition between the two phases, allowing their coexistence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number107003
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume110
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 6 2013

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    Coslovich, G., Giannetti, C., Cilento, F., Dal Conte, S., Abebaw, T., Bossini, D., Ferrini, G., Eisaki, H., Greven, M., Damascelli, A., & Parmigiani, F. (2013). Competition between the pseudogap and superconducting states of Bi 2Sr2Ca0.92Y0.08Cu2O 8+δ single crystals revealed by ultrafast broadband optical reflectivity. Physical review letters, 110(10), [107003]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.107003