Volume 94, Number 2, April 2011
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties|
|Published online||13 April 2011|
Photo-induced insulator-metal transition of a spin-electron coupled system
Cross-Correlated Materials Research Group (CMRG), RIKEN-ASI - Wako 351-0198, Japan
2 Aoyama-Gakuin University - 5-10-1, Fuchinobe, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8558, Japan
3 ERATO-Multiferroics, JST, c/o Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
4 Department of Applied Physics, The University of Tokyo - Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
5 Correlated Electron Research Group (CERG), RIKEN-ASI - Wako 351-0198, Japan
Accepted: 15 March 2011
The photo-induced metal-insulator transition is studied by the numerical simulation of real-time quantum dynamics of a double-exchange model. The spatial and temporal evolutions of the system during the transition have been revealed including i) the threshold behavior with respect to the intensity and energy of light, ii) multiplication of particle-hole (p-h) pairs by a p-h pair of high energy, and iii) the space-time pattern formation such as (a) the stripe controlled by the polarization of light, (b) coexistence of metallic and insulating domains, and (c) dynamical spontaneous symmetry breaking associated with the spin spiral formation imposed by the conservation of total spin for small energy-dissipation rates.
PACS: 71.10.-w – Theories and models of many-electron systems / 71.10.Fd – Lattice fermion models (Hubbard model, etc.) / 78.20.Bh – Theory, models, and numerical simulation
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