Thursday, July 11, 2013

1307.2884 (Félix Rose et al.)

Spin- and valley-dependent magneto-optical properties of MoS2    [PDF]

Félix Rose, M. O. Goerbig, Frédéric Piéchon
We investigate the behavior of low-energy electrons in two-dimensional molybdenum disulphide when submitted to an external magnetic field. Highly degenerate Landau levels form in the material, between which light-induced excitations are possible. The dependence of excitations on light polarization and energy is explicitly determined, and it is shown that it is possible to induce valley and spin polarization, i.e. to excite electrons of selected valley and spin. Whereas the effective low-energy model in terms of massive Dirac fermions yields dipole-type selection rules, higher-order band corrections allow for the observation of additional transitions. Furthermore, inter-Landau-level transitions involving the n=0 levels provide a reliable method for an experimental measurement of the gap and the spin-orbit gap of molybdenum disulphide.
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