Antiphase Oscillations in the Time-Resolved Spin Structure Factor of a Photoexcited Mott Insulator

Kenji Tsutsui, Kazuya Shinjo, Takami Tohyama

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Abstract

Motivated by the recent development of time-resolved resonant-inelastic X-ray scattering (TRRIXS) in photoexcited antiferromagnetic Mott insulators, we numerically investigate momentum-dependent transient spin dynamics in a half-filled Hubbard model on a square lattice. After turning off a pumping photon pulse, the intensity of a dynamical spin structure factor temporally oscillates with frequencies determined by the energy of two magnons in the antiferromagnetic Mott insulator. We find an antiphase behavior in the oscillations between two orthogonal momentum directions, parallel and perpendicular to the electric field of a pump pulse. The phase difference comes from the B1g channel of the two-magnon excitation. Observing the antiphase oscillations will be a big challenge for TRRIXS experiments when their time resolution will be improved by more than an order of magnitude.

Original languageEnglish
Article number127404
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume126
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Mar 2021

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