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Infrared nano-spectroscopy and imaging of collective superfluid excitations in conventional and high-temperature superconductors

Authors
  • Stinson, H. T.
  • Wu, J. S.
  • Jiang, B. Y.
  • Fei, Z.
  • Rodin, A. S.
  • Chapler, B. C.
  • Mcleod, A. S.
  • Neto, A. Castro
  • Lee, Y. S.
  • Fogler, M. M.
  • Basov, D. N.
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
Jul 22, 2014
Submission Date
Jul 22, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.90.014502
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

We investigate near-field infrared spectroscopy and superfluid polariton imaging experiments on conventional and unconventional superconductors. Our modeling shows that near-field spectroscopy can measure the magnitude of the superconducting energy gap in Bardeen-Cooper-Schrieffer-like superconductors with nanoscale spatial resolution. We demonstrate how the same technique can measure the c-axis plasma frequency, and thus the c-axis superfluid density, of layered unconventional superconductors with a similar spatial resolution. Our modeling also shows that near-field techniques can image superfluid surface mode interference patterns near physical and electronic boundaries. We describe how these images can be used to extract the collective mode dispersion of anisotropic superconductors with sub-diffractional spatial resolution.

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