Pair Density Waves in coupled doped two-leg Ladders

Javier Almeida 1, Guillaume Roux 2, Didier Poilblanc 1

Physical Review B 82 (2010) 041102

Motivated by Resonant X-ray scattering experiments in cuprate ladder materials showing charge order modulation of period $\lambda=3$ and 5 at specific hole densities, we investigate models involving the electronic t-J ladders and bosonic chains coupled via screened Coulomb repulsion. Extensive density matrix renormalization group calculations applied to the ladders/chains supplemented by a self-consistent mean-field treatment of the inter-ladder/chain coupling provide quantitative estimates of the charge order for $\lambda=3,4$ and 5. As previously proposed, such patterns correspond to the emergence of pair density waves which stem from the strong electronic correlations. We comment on the existence of a $\lambda=4$ modulation not seen so far in experiment.

  • 1. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique - IRSAMC (LPT),
    CNRS : UMR5152 – Université Paul Sabatier - Toulouse III
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI - Paris Sud