Fate of Quasiparticles in the Superconducting State
Quasiparticle properties in the superconducting state are masked by the superfluid and are not directly accessible to infrared spectroscopy. We show how one can use a Kramers-Kronig transformation to separate the quasiparticle from superfluid response and extract intrinsic quasiparticle properties in the superconducting state. We also address the issue of a narrow quasiparticle peak observed in microwave measurements, and demonstrate how it can be combined with infrared measurements to obtain a unified picture of electrodynamic properties of cuprate superconductors.
Physical Review B
Dordevic, Sasa V.; van der Marel, D.; and Homes, C. C., "Fate of Quasiparticles in the Superconducting State" (2014). Physics Faculty Research. 4.