Doping a Spinon Fermi Surface Phase: Pair Density Wave in the Doped t-J Model with Ring Exchange on a Triangular Lattice

In our previous work (Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 046401 (2018)), we found a quantum spin liquid phase with spinon Fermi surface in the two dimensional spin-1/2 Heisenberg model with four-spin ring exchange on a triangular lattice. In this work we dope the spinon Fermi surface phase by studying the t-J model with four-spin ring exchange. We perform density matrix renormalization group calculations on four-leg cylinders of a triangular lattice and find that the dominant pair correlation function is that of a pair density wave, i.e. it is oscillatory while decaying with distance with a power law. The doping dependence of the period is studied. This is the first example where pair density wave is the dominant pairing in a generic strongly interacting system where the pair density wave cannot be explained as a composite order and no special symmetry is required. Reference: 1. arXiv:1803.00999 [cond-mat.str-el] (Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 046401 (2018)) 2. arXiv:1811.06538 [cond-mat.str-el]

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