Wednesday, May 22, 2013

1305.4748 (Tomohiro Yoshida et al.)

Complex-Stripe Phases Induced by Staggered Rashba Spin-Orbit Coupling    [PDF]

Tomohiro Yoshida, Manfred Sigrist, Youichi Yanase
We study superconducting phases in a quasi-two-dimensional multilayer system without local inversion symmetry. Broken local inversion symmetry induces layer-dependent Rashba-type spin-orbit couplings. We find that a complex-stripe phase, which is the intermediate phase between the Fulde-Ferrell (FF) phase and Larkin-Ovchinnikov (LO) phase, is realized in the magnetic field applied parallel to the layers. A crossover from the FF phase to the LO phase appears by tuning temperature and magnetic field. We show the local density of states that characterizes the complex-stripe phase. As a possible realization of the complex-stripe phase, we discuss the artificial superlattices of CeCoIn_5.
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