Ground and excited state exciton polarons in monolayer MoSe2

Thomas Goldstein, Yueh Chun Wu, Shao Yu Chen, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Kalman Varga, Jun Yan

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Monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductors, with versatile experimentally accessible exciton species, offer an interesting platform for investigating the interaction between excitons and a Fermi sea of charges. Using hexagonal boron nitride encapsulated monolayer MoSe2, we study the impact of charge density tuning on the A and B series of exciton Rydberg states, including A:1s, A:2s, B:1s, and B:2s. The doping dependence of the A:2s state provides an opportunity to examine such interactions with greatly reduced exciton binding energy and more spatially diffuse structures, and we found that the impact of the Fermi sea becomes much more dramatic compared to the A:1s state. Using photoluminescence upconversion, we verify that the B:2s exciton state displays similar behavior when interacting with the Fermi sea despite being well above the bare bandgap in energy. Photoluminescence and reflection spectra of the A:1s state show clear evidence that the interaction of the exciton with a Fermi sea is best described by the exciton-polaron model, rather than a trion model. Our experimental results demonstrate that overall features of charge interaction are quite generic and highly robust, offering key insights into the dressed many body states in a Fermi sea.

Original languageEnglish
Article number071101
Number of pages6
JournalThe Journal of Chemical Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2020

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