Identifying the background signal in angle-resolved photoemission spectra of high-temperature cuprate superconductors

A. Kaminski, S. Rosenkranz, H. M. Fretwell, J. Mesot, M. Randeria, J. C. Campuzano, M. R. Norman, Z. Z. Li, H. Raffy, T. Sato, T. Takahashi, K. Kadowaki

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Abstract

One of the interesting features of the photoemission spectra of the high temperature cuprate superconductors is the presence of a large signal (referred to as the "background") in the unoccupied region of the Brillouin zone. Here we present data indicating that the background signal is a component of the photocurrent that is separate from the spectral function and is most likely due to strong scattering of the photoelectrons. We also present an analytical method that can be used to subtract the background signal.

Original languageEnglish
Article number212509
Pages (from-to)212509-1-212509-4
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume69
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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