We present the ab-plane optical conductivity of four single crystals of Bi2 Sr2 CaCu2 O8+δ (Bi2212) with different carrier doping levels from the strongly underdoped to the strongly overdoped range with Tc =66, 88, 77, and 67 K, respectively. We focus on the redistribution of the low frequency optical spectral weight (SW) in the superconducting and normal states. The temperature dependence of the low-frequency spectral weight in the normal state is significantly stronger in the overdoped regime. In agreement with other studies, the superconducting order is marked by an increase of the low frequency SW for low doping, while the SW decreases for the highly overdoped sample. The effect crosses through zero at a doping concentration δ=0.19 which is slightly to the right of the maximum of the superconducting dome. This sign change is not reproduced by the BCS model calculations, assuming the electron-momentum dispersion known from ARPES data. Recent cluster dynamical mean field theory calculations based on the Hubbard and t-J models, agree in several relevant respects with the experimental data.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics