Electro-reflectance spectra of blue bronze
Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506-0055, USA
2 Institute of Semiconductor Physics, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 45 Prospect Nauki, Kiev, 03028 Ukraine
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Published online: 2 October 2003
We show that the infrared reflectance of the quasi-one dimensional charge-density-wave (CDW) conductor K0.3MoO3 (blue bronze) varies with position when a voltage greater than the CDW depinning threshold is applied. The spatial dependence and spectra associated with these changes are generally as expected from the electro-transmission [B.M. Emerling, et al., Eur. Phys. J. B 16, 295 (2000)], but there are differences which might be associated with changes in the CDW properties on the surface. We have examined the electro-reflectance spectrum associated with CDW current investigation for light polarized parallel to the conducting chains for signs of expected current-induced intragap states, and conclude that the density of any such states is at least an order of magnitude less than expected.
PACS: 71.45.Lr – Charge-density-wave systems / 78.20.Jq – Electrooptical effects / 72.15.Nj – Collective modes (e.g., in one-dimensional conductors)
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