"Crisscrossed stripe order from interlayer tunneling in hole-doped cuprates"

Akash V. Maharaj: Pavan Hosur, and S. Raghu; Phys. Rev. B 90, 09/04/14.

Additional Authors: Pavan Hosur, and S. Raghu

Abstract:

Motivated by recent observations of charge order in the pseudogap regime of hole-doped cuprates, we show that crisscrossed stripe order can be stabilized by coherent, momentum-dependent interlayer tunneling, which is known to be present in several cuprate materials. We further describe how subtle variations in the couplings between layers can lead to a variety of stripe ordering arrangements, and discuss the implications of our results for recent experiments in underdoped cuprates.