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Photoinduced spinful excitons in Hubbard systems with magnetic superstructures

December 14, 2021 @ 09:25 - 09:50 CET

C. Meyer1 and S.R. Manmana1

1Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Göttingen,
Friedrich-Hund-Platz 1, D-37077 Göttingen, Germany

The possibility to form excitons in photo-illuminated correlated materials is central from fundamental and application oriented perspectives. We show how the interplay of electron-electron interactions and a magnetic superstructure leads to the formation of a peculiar spinful exciton, which can be detected in ARPES-type experiments and optical measurements. We study this by using matrix product states (MPS) to compute the time evolution of single-particle spectral functions and of the optical conductivity following an electron-hole excitation in a class of one-dimensional correlated band-insulators, simulated by Hubbard models with on-site interactions and alternating local magnetic fields. An excitation in only one specific spin direction leads to an additional band in the gap region of the spectral function only in the spin direction unaffected by the excitation and to an additional peak in the optical conductivity. Recombination of the excitation happens on much longer time scales than the ones amenable to MPS. We discuss implications for experimental studies in correlated insulator systems.

  1. C. Meyer and S.R. Manmana, arXiv:2109.07037 (2021)

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December 14, 2021
09:25 - 09:50 CET
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