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Dynamics of screening in photodoped Mott insulators

Golež, Denis ; Eckstein, Martin ; Werner, Philipp

In: Physical Review B, 2015, vol. 92, no. 19, p. 195123

We use a nonequilibrium implementation of extended dynamical mean-field theory in combination with a noncrossing approximation impurity solver to study the effect of dynamical screening in photoexcited Mott insulators. The insertion of doublons and holes adds low-energy screening modes and leads to a reduction of the Mott gap. The coupling to low-energy bosonic modes furthermore opens new... More

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    We use a nonequilibrium implementation of extended dynamical mean-field theory in combination with a noncrossing approximation impurity solver to study the effect of dynamical screening in photoexcited Mott insulators. The insertion of doublons and holes adds low-energy screening modes and leads to a reduction of the Mott gap. The coupling to low-energy bosonic modes furthermore opens new relaxation channels and significantly speeds up the thermalization process. We also investigate the effect of the energy distribution of the photo doped carriers on the screening.