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Title: Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors.

Abstract

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 perturbation 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 behavior of the loss function at low frequencies is well described by the phenomenological theory of vortex oscillations. In the case of very strong in-plane dissipation, an additionalmore » 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.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
915021
Report Number(s):
ANL/MSD/JA-59629
Journal ID: ISSN 0163-1829; PRBMDO; TRN: US200817%%66
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Phys. Rev. B; Journal Volume: 76; Journal Issue: 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
ENGLISH
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; HIGH-TC SUPERCONDUCTORS; JOSEPHSON EFFECT; DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES; PHASE STUDIES; PHASE OSCILLATIONS; BISMUTH OXIDES; STRONTIUM OXIDES; CALCIUM OXIDES; COPPER OXIDES; YTTRIUM OXIDES; BARIUM OXIDES; ELECTRODYNAMICS; FREQUENCY DEPENDENCE; LANGMUIR FREQUENCY

Citation Formats

Koshelev, A. E., and Materials Science Division. Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.054525.
Koshelev, A. E., & Materials Science Division. Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors.. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.054525.
Koshelev, A. E., and Materials Science Division. Mon . "Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors.". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.76.054525.
@article{osti_915021,
title = {Electrodynamics of the Josephson vortex lattice in high-temperature superconductors.},
author = {Koshelev, A. E. and Materials Science Division},
abstractNote = {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 perturbation 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 behavior of the loss function at low frequencies is well described by the phenomenological theory of vortex oscillations. 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},
journal = {Phys. Rev. B},
number = 2007,
volume = 76,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}