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${\eta}$-paired superconducting hidden phase in photodoped Mott insulators

  • Li, Jiajun Department of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
  • Golež, Denis Center for Computational Quantum Physics, Flatiron Institute, 162 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10010, USA
  • Werner, Philipp Department of Physics, University of Fribourg, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Eckstein, Martin Department of Physics, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, 91058 Erlangen, Germany
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  • Physical Review B. - 2020, vol. 102, no. 16, p. 165136
English We show that a metastable η-pairing superconducting phase can be induced by photodoping doublons and holes into a strongly repulsive fermionic Hubbard model. The doublon-hole condensate originates from an intrinsic doublon-hole exchange interaction and does not rely on the symmetry of the half-filled Hubbard model. It extends over a wide range of doublon densities and effective temperatures. Different nonequilibrium protocols to realize this state are proposed and numerically tested. We also study the optical conductivity in the superconducting phase, which exhibits ideal metallic behavior, i.e., a delta function at zero frequency in the conductivity, in conjunction with a negative conductivity at large frequencies. These characteristic optical properties can provide a fingerprint of the η-pairing phase in pump-probe experiments.
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