Characterization of photoinduced normal state through charge density wave in superconducting YBa2Cu3O6.67

Hoyoung Jang, Sanghoon Song, Takumi Kihara, Yijin Liu, Sang Jun Lee, Sang Youn Park, Minseok Kim, Hyeong Do Kim, Giacomo Coslovich, Suguru Nakata, Yuya Kubota, Ichiro Inoue, Kenji Tamasaku, Makina Yabashi, Heemin Lee, Changyong Song, Hiroyuki Nojiri, Bernhard Keimer, Chi Chang Kao, Jun Sik Lee

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The normal state of high-Tc cuprates has been considered one of the essential topics in high-temperature superconductivity research. However, compared to the high magnetic field study of it, understanding a photoinduced normal state remains elusive. Here, we explore a photoinduced normal state of YBa2Cu3O6.67 through a charge density wave (CDW) with time-resolved resonant soft x-ray scattering, as well as a high magnetic field x-ray scattering. In the nonequilibrium state where people predict a quenched superconducting state based on the previous optical spectroscopies, we experimentally observed a similar analogy to the competition between superconductivity and CDW shown in the equilibrium state. We further observe that the broken pairing states in the superconducting CuO2 plane via the optical pump lead to nucleation of three-dimensional CDW precursor correlation. Ultimately, these findings provide a critical clue that the characteristics of the photoinduced normal state show a solid resemblance to those under magnetic fields in equilibrium conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabk0832
JournalScience Advances
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes

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