A theory of the subgap photoemission in one – dimensional electron – phonon systems. An instanton approach to pseudogaps

Serguei Matveenko 1, Serguei Brazovskii 2

Physical Review B 65 (2002) 245108

For a one-dimensional electron-phonon system we consider the photon absorption involving electronic excitations within the pseudogap energy range. Within the adiabatic approximation for the electron – phonon interactions these processes are described by nonlinear configurations of an instanton type. We calculate intensities of the photoelectron spectroscopy PES including the momentum resolved one ARPES and supplement to known results for the optical subgap absorption. We start with the generic case of a one dimensional semiconductor with pronounced polaronic effect. In details we consider the Peierls model for a half-filled band of electrons coupled to the lattice which describes the polyacethylene and some commensurate Charge Density Waves. Particular attention was required for studies of momentum dependencies for the ARPES where we face an intriguing interference between the time evolution and the translational motion of the instantons.

  • 1. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics (ITP),
    Landau Institute
  • 2. Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques (LPTMS),
    CNRS : UMR8626 – Université Paris XI – Paris Sud
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