Optical conductivity in nonequilibriumd-wave superconductors Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • We consider the optical conductivity of a d-wave BCS superconductor in the presence of a non-equilibrium distribution of excess quasiparticles. Two different simplified models used in the past for the s-wave case are considered and results compared. In the $T^\ast$-model of Parker the excess quasiparticles are assumed to be in a thermal distribution at some temperature $T^\ast$ larger than the equilibrium sample temperature. In the $\mu^\ast$- model of Owen and Scalapino a chemical potential is introduced to accommodate the excess quasiparticles. Some of the results obtained are specific to the model, most are qualitatively similar in both.

publication date

  • July 1, 2004