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Publication Detail / Abstract

W. Hu, D. Nicoletti, A. V. Boris, B. Keimer, A. Cavalleri

Optical melting of the transverse Josephson plasmon: A comparison between bilayer and trilayer cuprates

published in Physical Review B on March 10, 2017
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We report on an investigation of the redistribution of interlayer coherence in the trilayer cuprate Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10. The experiment is performed under the same apical-oxygen phonon excitation discussed in the past for the bilayer cuprate YBa2Cu3O6.5. In Bi2Sr2Ca2Cu3O10, we observe a similar spectral weight loss at the transverse plasma mode resonance as that seen in YBa2Cu3O6.5. However, this feature is not accompanied by the light-enhanced interlayer coherence that was found in YBa2Cu3O6+x, for which the transverse plasma mode is observed at equilibrium even in the normal state. These new observations offer an experimental perspective in the context of the physics of light-enhanced interlayer coupling in various cuprates.
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