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1.1 Two-Dimensional exciton fine structure The spin properties of excitons in nanostructures are determined by their fine structure. Before analysing the exciton spin dynamics, we give first a brief description of the exciton states in quantum wells. We will mainly focus in this review on GaAs or InGaAs quantum well which are model systems. For more(More)
In monolayer MoS2, optical transitions across the direct band gap are governed by chiral selection rules, allowing optical valley initialization. In time-resolved photoluminescence (PL) experiments, we find that both the polarization and emission dynamics do not change from 4 to 300 K within our time resolution. We measure a high polarization and show that(More)
Binary transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers share common properties such as a direct optical bandgap, spin-orbit splittings of hundreds of meV, light-matter interaction dominated by robust excitons and coupled spin-valley states. Here we demonstrate spin-orbit-engineering in Mo(1-x)WxSe2 alloy monolayers for optoelectronics and applications based on(More)
We present a comprehensive study of longitudinal transport of two-dimensional (2D) carriers in n- and p-type modulation doped Ga(x)In(1-x)N(y)As(1-y) /GaAs quantum well structures. The Hall mobility and carrier density of electrons in the n-modulation doped quantum wells (QWs) decreases with increasing nitrogen composition. However, the mobility of the 2D(More)
We have studied the spin dynamics in self-organized InAs/GaAs quantum dots by time-resolved photoluminescence performed under strictly resonant excitation. At low temperature, we observe strictly no decay of both the linear and the circular luminescence polarization. This demonstrates that the carrier spins are totally frozen on the exciton lifetime scale.
We have measured the carrier spin dynamics in p-doped InAs/GaAs quantum dots by pump-probe and time-resolved photoluminescence experiments. We obtained experimental evidence of the hyperfine interaction between hole and nuclear spins. In the absence of an external magnetic field, our calculations based on dipole-dipole coupling between the hole and the(More)
We show that the light-matter interaction in monolayer WSe_{2} is strongly enhanced when the incoming electromagnetic wave is in resonance with the energy of the exciton states of strongly Coulomb bound electron-hole pairs below the electronic band gap. We perform second harmonic generation (SHG) spectroscopy as a function of laser energy and polarization(More)
A process route for the fabrication of solvent-redispersible, surfactant-free Cu₂ZnSnS₄ (CZTS) nanoparticles has been designed with the objective to have the benefit of a simple sulfide source which advantageously acts as (i) a complexing agent inhibiting crystallite growth, (ii) a surface additive providing redispersion in low ionic strength polar solvents(More)
The electronic states at the direct band gap of monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides such as WSe_{2} at the K^{+} and K^{-} valleys are related by time reversal and may be viewed as pseudospins. The corresponding optical interband transitions are governed by robust excitons. Excitation with linearly polarized light yields the coherent superposition of(More)
We study the excitonic recombination dynamics in an ensemble of (9,4) semiconducting single-wall carbon nanotubes by high-sensitivity time-resolved photoluminescence experiments. Measurements from cryogenic to room temperature allow us to identify two main contributions to the recombination dynamics. The initial fast decay is temperature independent and is(More)