Optical enhancement of superconductivity via targeted destruction of charge density waves

  title={Optical enhancement of superconductivity via targeted destruction of charge density waves},
  author={Hossein Dehghani and Zachary M. Raines and Victor M. Galitski and Mohammad Hafezi},
  journal={Physical Review B},
It has been experimentally established that the occurrence of charge density waves is a common feature of various under-doped cuprate superconducting compounds. The observed states, which are often found in the form of bond density waves (BDW), often occur in a temperature regime immediately above the superconducting transition temperature. Motivated by recent optical experiments on superconducting materials, where it has been shown that optical irradiation can transiently improve the… 

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