Physikalische Chemie - Direktor: Prof. Dr. Martin Wolf
Host: Martin Wolf
Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 11:00 am
All are invited to meet around 10:40 am for a chat with coffee & cookies.
PC Seminar Room, G 2.06, Faradayweg 4
Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart
Theory of Higgs Spectroscopy: How to Activate and Detect the Higgs Mode
Higgs spectroscopy is a new and emergent field that allows to classify and determine the superconducting order parameter by means of ultra-fast optical spectroscopy. There are two established ways to activate the Higgs mode in superconductors, namely a single-cycle ‘quench’ or an adiabatic, multicycle ‘drive’ pulse. In the talk I will review and report on the latest progress on Higgs spectroscopy, in particular on the role of the third-harmonic-generation (THG) and the possible IR-activation of the Higgs mode by impurities or external dc current. I also provide new predictions for time-resolved ARPES experiments in which, after a quench, a continuum of Higgs mode is observable and a phase information of the superconducting gap function would be possible to extract. Higgs spectroscopy can be extended to two-dimensional superconductivity and can shed some light on a 25-years-old A1g-puzzle in equilibrium Raman scattering on high-Tc cuprates. Finally, I present a new prediction for Non-Equilibrium Anti-Stokes Raman Spectroscopy (NEARS) in order to see the Higgs mode directly. Recently this has been confirmed by experiment.