Disorder-induced broadening of excitonic resonances in transition metal dichalcogenides
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2019

The presence of impurities and disorder has an important impact on the optical response of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs). Here, we investigate elastic exciton-impurity scattering and its influence on the linewidth of excitonic resonances in different TMD materials. We derive an analytic expression for the linewidth broadening within the density matrix formalism. We find that the exciton linewidth increases for states up to the 3s exciton due to the scattering with impurities. For higher states, the impurity contribution decreases, reflecting the reduced scattering cross section. Furthermore, we reveal that the scattering efficiency is the largest for transitions between s and p exciton states. Finally, different TMDs show generally a similar behavior. The quantitatively smaller broadening in tungsten-based TMDs can be ascribed to their smaller effective masses resulting in a less efficient scattering.


Magdulin Dwedari

Universität Duisburg-Essen

Samuel Brem

Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Maja Feierabend

Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Ermin Malic

Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Physical Review Materials

24759953 (eISSN)

Vol. 3 7 074004


Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Den kondenserade materiens fysik



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