Unconventional Pairing in Excitonic Condensates under Spin-Orbit Coupling

Can M. A., Hakioglu T. T.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.103, no.8, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.103.086404
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


It is shown that Rashba and Dresselhaus spin-orbit couplings enhance the conclusive power in the experiments on the excitonic condensate by at least three low temperature effects. First, spin-orbit coupling facilitates the photoluminescence measurements via enhancing the bright contribution in the otherwise dominantly dark ground state. The second is the presence of a low temperature power law dependence of the specific heat and weakening of the second order transition at the critical temperature. The third is the appearance of the nondiagonal elements in the static spin susceptibility.