In situ resonant Raman scattering and reversible photoinduced structural change in YBa2Cu3O6+x

Minoru Osada, Mikael Käll, Joakim Bäckström, Masato Kakihana, Niels Hessel Andersen, Lars Börjesson

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Abstract

We report on bidirectional photoswitching associated with the CuO chains in oxygen-deficient YBa2Cu3O6+x single crystals. By varying the wavelength of light polarized along the CuO chains, the material can be reversibly switched between two metastable states characterized by the existence or absence of a specific Raman scattering resonance. A comparison of the spectral efficiencies for this photoswitching with analogous data for the persistent photoconductivity and photoconductivity quenching effects suggests that the two phenomena have the same microscopic origin. We argue that the effects are due to photoinduced CuO charge-transfer excitations, which destabilize chains of different length depending on wavelength, and promote the growth of thermally inaccessible oxygen ordering configurations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number214503
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume71
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes

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Oxygen
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Light polarization
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metastable state
polarized light
Charge transfer
Quenching
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charge transfer
Single crystals
single crystals
configurations
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In situ resonant Raman scattering and reversible photoinduced structural change in YBa2Cu3O6+x. / Osada, Minoru; Käll, Mikael; Bäckström, Joakim; Kakihana, Masato; Andersen, Niels Hessel; Börjesson, Lars.

In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Vol. 71, No. 21, 214503, 01.06.2005.

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Osada, Minoru ; Käll, Mikael ; Bäckström, Joakim ; Kakihana, Masato ; Andersen, Niels Hessel ; Börjesson, Lars. / In situ resonant Raman scattering and reversible photoinduced structural change in YBa2Cu3O6+x. In: Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics. 2005 ; Vol. 71, No. 21.
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