Transient absorption of transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers studied by a photodope-pump-probe technique
Author(s)Valencia-Acuna, Pavel; Zereshki, Peymon; Tavakoli, Mohammad Mahdi; Park, Ji-Hoon; Kong, Jing; Zhao, Hui; ... Show more Show less
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© 2020 American Physical Society. We report three-pulse photodope-pump-probe measurements on photocarrier dynamics in semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers of MoS2, WS2, MoSe2, and WSe2. The samples are fabricated by metal-organic chemical vapor deposition and mechanical exfoliation techniques and characterized by photoluminescence spectroscopy. In the time-resolved measurement, the samples are first photodoped by a prepulse, which injects background photocarriers of various densities. A pump pulse then injects photocarriers, whose dynamics is monitored by measuring a differential reflection of a time-delayed probe pulse. We found that the ultrafast decay component of the differential reflection signal, which has been widely reported before, shows minimal dependence on the background exciton density. This observation shows that a previously suggested carrier-trapping model cannot account for this component. The results thus further support an exciton-formation model that was previously proposed based on spectroscopic evidence.
Physical Review B
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