Strong light-field effects driven by nearly single-cycle 7 fs light-field in correlated organic conductors

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We have demonstrated transient charge localization effects with a driving high-frequency field of 7 fs, 1.5-cycle near-infrared light in correlated organic conductors. In a layered organic conductor α-(BEDT-TTF)2I3 (BEDT-TTF: bis[ethylenedithio]-tetrathiafulvalene), a transient short-range charge order (CO) state is induced in a metallic phase. In contrast to such drastic change in the electronic state from the metal to the transient CO in α-(BEDT-TTF)2I3, dynamics of a field-induced reduction of a transfer integral are captured as a red-shift of the plasma-like reflectivity edge in a quasi-one-dimensional organic conductor (TMTTF)2AsF6 (TMTTF: tetramethyltetrathiafulvalene). These studies on the field-induced charge localization have been motivated by the theory of dynamical localization on the basis of tight-binding models with no electron correlation under a strong continuous field. However, the results of pump-probe transient reflectivity measurements using nearly single-cycle 7 fs, 11 MV cm-1 pulses and the theoretical studies which are presented in this review indicate that the pulsed field contributes to the similar phenomenon with the help of a characteristic lattice structure and Coulomb repulsion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number174005
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 3


  • dynamical localization
  • organic conductor
  • photoinduced phase transition
  • strongly correlated electron system


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