Suppression of intervalley exchange coupling in the presence of momentum-dark states in transition metal dichalcogenides
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2020

Monolayers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) are promising materials for valleytronic applications, since they possess two individually addressable excitonic transitions at the nonequivalent K and K' points with different spins, selectively excitable with light of opposite circular polarization. Here, it is of crucial importance to understand the elementary processes determining the lifetime of optically injected valley excitons. In this study, we perform microscopic calculations based on a Heisenberg equation of motion formalism to investigate the efficiency of the intervalley coupling in the presence (W-based TMDCs) and absence (Mo-based TMDCs) of energetically low-lying momentum-dark exciton states after pulsed excitation. While we predict a spin polarization lifetime on the order of some hundreds of femtoseconds in the absence of low-lying momentum-dark states, we demonstrate a strong elongation of the spin-polarization lifetime in the presence of such states due to a suppression of the intervalley exchange coupling.

Författare

Malte Selig

Technische Universität Berlin

Florian Katsch

Technische Universität Berlin

Samuel Brem

Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Garnik F. Mkrtchian

Yerevan State University

Ermin Malic

Chalmers, Fysik, Kondenserade materiens teori

Andreas Knorr

Technische Universität Berlin

PHYSICAL REVIEW RESEARCH

2643-1564 (eISSN)

Vol. 2 2 023322

Ämneskategorier

Atom- och molekylfysik och optik

Annan fysik

Den kondenserade materiens fysik

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevResearch.2.023322

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