Coherent electronic coupling in atomically thin MoSe2

Akshay Singh, Galan Moody, Sanfeng Wu, Yanwen Wu, Nirmal J. Ghimire, Jiaqiang Yan, David G. Mandrus, Xiaodong Xu, Xiaoqin Li

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We report the first direct spectroscopic evidence for coherent electronic coupling between excitons and trions in atomically thin transition metal dichalcogenides, specifically monolayer MoSe2. Signatures of coupling appear as isolated cross-peaks in two-color pump-probe spectra, and the line shape of the peaks reveals that the coherent coupling originates from many-body interactions. Excellent agreement between the experiment and density matrix calculations suggests that coherent exciton-trion coupling leads to the formation of a correlated state with a remarkably large binding energy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number216804
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - May 27 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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