Cooper pair formation dynamics in Bi2Sr2CaCu 2O8+δ

R. A. Kaindl, M. A. Carnahan, J. Orenstein, D. S. Chemla, S. Oh, James N Eckstein

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We utilize ultrafast terahertz pulses to monitor the carrier dynamics in the high-TC superconductor Bi2Sr2CaCu 2O8+δ. The temperature, density and time dependence distinctly exposes a bimolecular recombination process of quasiparticles which underlies formation of Cooper pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-336
Number of pages2
JournalOSA Trends in Optics and Photonics Series
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004
EventInternational Quantum Electronics Conference, IQEC - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: May 21 2004May 26 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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