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Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors A. E. Koshelev

Summary: Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors
A. E. Koshelev
Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439, USA
Received 31 May 2007; published 31 August 2007
We studied the response of the Josephson vortex lattice in layered superconductors to the high-frequency
c-axis electric field. We found a simple relation connecting the dynamic dielectric constant with the perturba-
tion of the superconducting phase, induced by oscillating electric field. Numerically solving equations for the
oscillating phases, we computed the frequency dependences of the loss function at different magnetic fields,
including regions of both dilute and dense Josephson vortex lattices. The overall behavior is mainly determined
by the c-axis and in-plane dissipation parameters, which are inversely proportional to the anisotropy. The cases
of weak and strong dissipations are realized in Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox and underdoped YBa2Cu3Ox, respectively. The
main feature of the response is the Josephson-plasma-resonance peak. In the weak-dissipation case, additional
satellites appear in the dilute regime in the higher-frequency region due to the excitation of the plasma modes
with the wave vectors set by the lattice structure. In the dense-lattice limit, the plasma peak moves to a higher
frequency, and its intensity rapidly decreases, in agreement with experiment and analytical theory. The behav-
ior of the loss function at low frequencies is well described by the phenomenological theory of vortex oscil-
lations. In the case of very strong in-plane dissipation, an additional peak in the loss function appears below the
plasma frequency. Such peak has been observed experimentally in underdoped YBa2Cu3Ox. It is caused by the
frequency dependence of the in-plane contribution to losses rather than a definite mode of phase oscillations.
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.76.054525 PACS number s : 74.25.Nf, 74.25.Op, 74.25.Gz, 74.20. z


Source: Alexei, Koshelev - Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory


Collections: Materials Science; Physics