Infrared signatures of hole and spin stripes in La2-xSrxCuO4


Journal Article

We investigate the hole and lattice dynamics in a prototypical high-temperature superconducting system La2-xSrxCuO4 using infrared spectroscopy. By exploring the anisotropy in the electronic response of CuO2 planes we show that our results support the notion of stripes. Nevertheless, charge ordering effects are not apparent in the phonon spectra. All crystals show only the expected infrared active modes for orthorhombic phases without evidence for additional peaks that may be indicative of static charge ordering. Strong electron-phonon interaction manifests itself through the Fano line shape of several phonon modes. This analysis reveals anisotropic electron-phonon coupling across the phase diagram, including superconducting crystals. Due to the ubiquity of the CuO2 plane, these results may have implications for other high temperature superconductors. © 2005 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Padilla, WJ; Dumm, M; Komiya, S; Ando, Y; Basov, DN

Published Date

  • November 15, 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 72 / 20

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-235X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1098-0121

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevB.72.205101

Citation Source

  • Scopus