Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2021

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Major Professor

Jigang Wang

Degree(s)

Master of Science (MS)

Major(s)

Condensed Matter Physics

Abstract

Symmetry breaking phenomena in superconductors is a fascinating field of study. Here we report the observation of Terahertz second harmonic generation (T-SHG) from Nb3Sn superconductor. T-SHG can be used as a tool to detect symmetry breaking inside superconducting fluid. Conventionally SHG cannot be observed in superconductors with inversion symmetry. Here we perturb superconducting fluid using Terahertz electromagnetic radiation and break the inversion symmetry to generate T-SHG.

Copyright Owner

Herath Mudiyanselage, Dinusha

File Format

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Embargo Period (admin only)

3-5-2021

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