The pseudogap and the unusual excitations in the optical conductivity of Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+δ material

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Physica C: Superconductivity and its Applications, ISSN: 0921-4534, Vol: 543, Page: 8-17

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E. H. Bhuiyan; M. Azzouz
Elsevier BV
Materials Science; Physics and Astronomy; Energy; Engineering
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We studied the optical conductivity of Bi 2 Sr 2 CaCu 2 O 8+δ material as a function of temperature and doping within the Rotating Antiferromagnetism Theory (RAFT). The optical conductivity of the material is studied from underdoped to overdoped regime for a wide range of temperatures. We mainly focused on the pseudogap state and unusual excitations in the optical conductivity. The former is realized in the underdoped to optimally doped regimes below a characteristic temperature T *, a temperature that can appreciably exceed the superconducting transition temperature TC. The latter is appeared in the optical conductivity spectra below the TC and we studied it by varying temperature. The pseudogap response is explored by changing the doping level and by varying the temperature from above to below T *. The results obtained from theories are compared with available experimental data and found a good agreement with those experimental results.