Valley polarization of trions in monolayer MoSe2interfaced with bismuth iron garnet

Vasily Kravtsov*, Tatiana Ivanova, Artem N. Abramov, Polina V. Shilina, Pavel O. Kapralov, Dmitry N. Krizhanovskii, Vladimir N. Berzhansky, Vladimir I. Belotelov, Ivan A. Shelykh, Alexander I. Chernov, Ivan V. Iorsh

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Interfacing atomically thin van der Waals semiconductors with magnetic substrates enables additional control on their intrinsic valley degree of freedom and provides a promising platform for the development of novel valleytronic devices for information processing and storage. Here we study circularly polarized photoluminescence in heterostructures of monolayer MoSe2 and thin films of ferrimagnetic bismuth iron garnet (BIG). We observe strong emission from charged excitons with circular polarization opposite to that of the pump and demonstrate contrasting response to left and right circularly polarized excitation, associated with finite out-of-plane magnetization in the substrate. We propose a theoretical model accounting for magnetization-induced imbalance of charge carriers in the two valleys of MoSe2, as well as for valley-switching scattering from B to A excitons and fast formation of trions with extended valley relaxation times, which shows excellent agreement with the experimental data. Our results establish monolayer MoSe2 interfaced with BIG as a promising system for valley control of charged excitons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number015019
Journal2D Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022

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Other keywords

  • magnetic order
  • photoluminescence
  • transition metal dichalcogenides
  • trions
  • valleytronics


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