Optical anisotropy of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8

J. H. Kim, I. Bozovic, D. B. Mitzi, A. Kapitulnik, J. S. Harris

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The optical anisotropy of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 in the 0.080.5-eV region is investigated by polarized reflectance measurements on single crystals. A very large anisotropy is found in this spectral region. The in-plane reflectance exhibits metallic behavior, while the c-axis reflectance exhibits insulatorlike behavior. This result is consistent with the large anisotropy found in the resistivity of Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8. Our spectroscopic data suggest that Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8 is a quasi-two-dimensional metal similar to La2-xSrxCuO4.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7251-7253
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review B-Condensed Matter
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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