Longitudinal and spin-valley Hall optical conductivity in single layer MoS2 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A monolayer of $MoS_{2}$ has a non-centrosymmetric crystal structure, with spin polarized bands. It is a two valley semiconductor with direct gap falling in the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. Its optical properties are of particular interest in relation to valleytronics and possible device applications. We study the longitudinal and the transverse Hall dynamical conductivity which is decomposed into charge, spin and valley contributions. Circular polarized light associated with each of the two valleys separately is considered and results are filtered according to spin polarization. Temperature can greatly change the spin admixture seen in the frequency window where they are not closely in balance.

publication date

  • November 21, 2012