Parameter dependence of optical conductivity in antiferromagnetic phase of iron pnictides

K. Sugimoto, E. Kaneshita, T. Tohyama

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We investigate the optical conductivity of iron pnictides in antiferromagnetic state by mean-field calculation in a five-band Hubbard model, focusing on its anisotropic behavior by examining several states calculated with different Hund coupling J, such as the states with a low or high magnetization and with or without a strong orbital ordering. In addition, we investigate the J dependence of the Dirac cone structure, which is crucial for the low energy excitation. In our calculations, a weakly ordered state with no orbital ordering shows the anisotropy of optical conductivity in accord with experiments. We conclude that the low energy part of the optical conductivity is relevant to the Dirac electron structure rather than the orbital ordering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)666-669
Number of pages4
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue number21-22
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Nov
Externally publishedYes


  • Anisotropy
  • Dirac cone
  • Iron pnictide superconductor
  • Optical conductivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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