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Title: Evidence for photoinduced sliding of the charge-order condensate in La 1.875 Ba 0.125 CuO 4

Abstract

In this study, we use femtosecond resonant soft x-ray scattering to measure the ultrafast optical melting of charge-order correlations in La 1.875Ba 0.125CuO 4. By analyzing both the energy-resolved and the energy-integrated order-parameter dynamics, we find evidence of a short-lived nonequilibrium state, the features of which are compatible with a sliding charge-density wave coherently set in motion by the pump. This transient state exhibits shifts in both the quasielastic line energy and its wave vector, as expected from a classical Doppler effect. The wave-vector change is indeed found to directly follow the pump propagation direction. Finally, these results demonstrate the existence of sliding charge-order behavior in an unconventional charge-density wave system and underscore the power of ultrafast optical excitation as a tool to coherently manipulate electronic condensates.

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  1. Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL (United States)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  3. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO (United States)
  4. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22)
OSTI Identifier:
1580263
Report Number(s):
BNL-212430-2019-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950; PRBMDO
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; FG02-06ER46285
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 20; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9950
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY

Citation Formats

Mitrano, Matteo, Lee, Sangjun, Husain, Ali A., Zhu, Minhui, Munoz, Gilberto de la Peña, Sun, Stella X. -L., Joe, Young Il, Reid, Alexander H., Wandel, Scott F., Coslovich, Giacomo, Schlotter, William, van Driel, Tim, Schneeloch, John, Gu, Genda D., Goldenfeld, Nigel, and Abbamonte, Peter. Evidence for photoinduced sliding of the charge-order condensate in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.205125.
Mitrano, Matteo, Lee, Sangjun, Husain, Ali A., Zhu, Minhui, Munoz, Gilberto de la Peña, Sun, Stella X. -L., Joe, Young Il, Reid, Alexander H., Wandel, Scott F., Coslovich, Giacomo, Schlotter, William, van Driel, Tim, Schneeloch, John, Gu, Genda D., Goldenfeld, Nigel, & Abbamonte, Peter. Evidence for photoinduced sliding of the charge-order condensate in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.205125.
Mitrano, Matteo, Lee, Sangjun, Husain, Ali A., Zhu, Minhui, Munoz, Gilberto de la Peña, Sun, Stella X. -L., Joe, Young Il, Reid, Alexander H., Wandel, Scott F., Coslovich, Giacomo, Schlotter, William, van Driel, Tim, Schneeloch, John, Gu, Genda D., Goldenfeld, Nigel, and Abbamonte, Peter. Mon . "Evidence for photoinduced sliding of the charge-order condensate in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.100.205125.
@article{osti_1580263,
title = {Evidence for photoinduced sliding of the charge-order condensate in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4},
author = {Mitrano, Matteo and Lee, Sangjun and Husain, Ali A. and Zhu, Minhui and Munoz, Gilberto de la Peña and Sun, Stella X. -L. and Joe, Young Il and Reid, Alexander H. and Wandel, Scott F. and Coslovich, Giacomo and Schlotter, William and van Driel, Tim and Schneeloch, John and Gu, Genda D. and Goldenfeld, Nigel and Abbamonte, Peter},
abstractNote = {In this study, we use femtosecond resonant soft x-ray scattering to measure the ultrafast optical melting of charge-order correlations in La1.875Ba0.125CuO4. By analyzing both the energy-resolved and the energy-integrated order-parameter dynamics, we find evidence of a short-lived nonequilibrium state, the features of which are compatible with a sliding charge-density wave coherently set in motion by the pump. This transient state exhibits shifts in both the quasielastic line energy and its wave vector, as expected from a classical Doppler effect. The wave-vector change is indeed found to directly follow the pump propagation direction. Finally, these results demonstrate the existence of sliding charge-order behavior in an unconventional charge-density wave system and underscore the power of ultrafast optical excitation as a tool to coherently manipulate electronic condensates.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevB.100.205125},
journal = {Physical Review B},
number = 20,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {11}
}

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