Electrical response of superconducting YBa2Cu3O 7-δ to light

W. S. Brocklesby, Don Monroe, A. F.J. Levi, M. Hong, S. H. Liou, J. Kwo, C. E. Rice, P. M. Mankiewich, R. E. Howard

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We have studied the effect of visible and near-infrared light on the electrical properties of superconducting thin films of YBa2Cu 3O7-δ. The responses we observe can all be explained in terms of light heating the film to a temperature above the superconducting transition. No evidence that the light directly affects superconductivity was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1175-1177
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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