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Signatures of bosonic excitations in high-harmonic spectra of Mott insulators

  • Lysne, Markus Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Murakami, Yuta Department of Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Meguro, Tokyo 152-8551, Japan
  • Werner, Philipp Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
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  • Physical Review B. - 2020, vol. 101, no. 19, p. 195139
English The high-harmonic spectrum of the Mott insulating Hubbard model has recently been shown to exhibit plateau structures with cutoff energies determined by nth-nearest- neighbor doublon-holon recombination processes. The spectrum thus allows one to extract the on-site repulsion U. Here, we consider generalizations of the single-band Hubbard model and discuss the signatures of bosonic excitations in high-harmonic spectra. Specifically, we study an electron-plasmon model which captures the essential aspects of the dynamically screened Coulomb interaction in solids and a multiorbital Hubbard model with Hund coupling which allows one to analyze the effect of local spin excitations. For the electron-plasmon model, we show that the high- harmonic spectrum can reveal information about the screened and bare on-site interaction, the boson frequency, as well as the relation between boson coupling strength and boson frequency. In the multiorbital case, string states formed by local spin excitations result in an increase of the radiation intensity and cutoff energy associated with higher-order recombination processes.
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