Magneto-optics in transition metal diselenide monolayers

Research paper by G. Wang, L. Bouet, M. M. Glazov, T. Amand, E. L. Ivchenko, E. Palleau, X. Marie, B. Urbaszek

Indexed on: 13 Mar '15Published on: 13 Mar '15Published in: Physics - Materials Science


We perform photoluminescence experiments at 4K on two different transition metal diselenide monolayers, namely MoSe2 and WSe2 in magnetic fields $B_z$ up to 9T applied perpendicular to the sample plane. In MoSe2 monolayers the valley polarization of the neutral and the charged exciton (trion) can be tuned by the magnetic field, independent of the excitation laser polarization. In the investigated WSe2 monolayer sample the evolution of the trion valley polarization depends both on the applied magnetic field and the excitation laser helicity, while the neutral exciton valley polarization depends only on the latter. Remarkably we observe a reversal of the sign of the trion polarization between WSe2 and MoSe2. For both systems we observe a clear Zeeman splitting for the neutral exciton and the trion of about $\pm2$meV at $B_z\mp9$T. The extracted Land\'{e}-factors for both exciton complexes in both materials are $g\approx -4$.