Dynamics of Metallic Stripes in Cuprates

J. Lorenzana, G. Seibold
2003 Physical Review Letters  
We study the dynamics of metallic vertical stripes in cuprates within the three-band Hubbard model based on a recently developed time dependent Gutzwiller approximation. As doping increases the optical conductivity shows transfer of spectral weight from the charge transfer band towards i) an incoherent band centered at 1.3eV, ii a Drude peak, mainly due to motion along the stripe, iii a low energy collective mode which softens with doping and merges with ii at optimum doping in good agreement
more » ... in good agreement with experiment. The softening is related to the quasidegeneracy between Cu centered and O centered mean-field stripe solutions close to optimal doping.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.90.066404 pmid:12633313 fatcat:7adb22ererezndzcucpe7wrvju