Unconventional Pairing in Excitonic Condensates under Spin-Orbit Coupling


Can M. A. , Hakioglu T. T.

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, vol.103, no.8, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevlett.103.086404
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS

Abstract

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.