Charge dynamics of vortex cores in layered chiral triplet superconductors

M. Eschrig*, J. A. Sauls

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In an accompanying paper (Sauls and Eschrig 2009 New J. Phys. 11 075008) we have studied the equilibrium properties of vortices in a chiral quasitwo-dimensional triplet superfluid/superconductor. Here we extend our studies to include the dynamical response of a vortex core in a chiral triplet superconductor to an external ac electromagnetic field. We consider in particular the response of a doubly quantized vortex with a homogeneous core in the time-reversed phase. The external frequencies are assumed to be comparable in magnitude to the superconducting gap frequency, such that the vortex motion is nonstationary but can be treated by linear response theory. We include broadening of the vortexcore bound states due to impurity scattering and consider the intermediate-clean regime, with a broadening comparable to or larger than the quantized energy level spacing. The response of the order parameter, impurity self-energy, induced fields and currents are obtained by a self-consistent calculation of the distribution functions and the excitation spectrum. Using these results we obtain the selfconsistent dynamically induced charge distribution in the vicinity of the core. This charge density is related to the nonequilibrium response of the bound states and order parameter collective mode, and dominates the electromagnetic response of the vortex core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number075009
JournalNew Journal of Physics
StatePublished - Jul 17 2009

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