Monday, July 22, 2013

1307.5113 (Xiaoxiang Xi et al.)

A THz time-domain susceptibility for superconducting plasmonics
including strong-field effects

Xiaoxiang Xi, G. L. Carr
Finite-difference time-domain methods are increasingly being used to develop, model and analyze the response of materials, including engineered metamaterials that may contain superconductors. Though simple and useful expressions for the time-domain susceptibility exist for basic metals and dielectrics, the time-domain response for a superconductor has not been developed, mainly because the frequency-dependent expressions themselves are rather complex. In this paper we present a simple approximate expression for the time-domain susceptibility of a superconductor for the hbar/2Delta time scale (where Delta is the BCS energy gap) that fulfills causality requirements, and demonstrate its ability to model the transmission and reflection of a fully-gapped superconductor in the THz region. By allowing Delta to be a function of current, we also show how this model function can be used to describe nonlinear microwave response in superconductors.
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